Reviews and Problems with Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S
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bokeh and versatility!
Jon O, Amazon
30 May 2015
Summary: This thing is so versatile. I like it just as much as my 16-35. You lose a small amount but you gain more creativity with the extra light gathering abilities of a 2.8. It does tend to have less depth of field at comparable fstops to the 16-35 so you will need to shoot at smaller stops to get the...
Excerpt: This is one of the best wide angle you can get. The reason I settled for this over 14-24 was to ensure all my filters (4x6 & 77mm) to work. When compared to the color and contrast that you can get with 14-24, this one is not as good. But with a little PP you can get it similar results eventually.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I saved for this lens for years. It replaces the 24mm 2.8 and the 50mm 1.8 for my everyday use. I used both of these lenses nearly every day on three different bodies (starting with film F100) over the course of the past 12 years. They're the cheapest and greatest lenses.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great zoom range, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: Nice lens for video. The only issue I have is that this lens will flare at smaller apertures (f/16..). I did a night time shot in San Francisco and all the lights had nice starbursts but the image had numerous round flares through out the image.
Excerpt: It looks and functions extremely well. Only very slight flaw is with the lens hood.....it's difficult to place properly requiring only a greater attention to its attachment. a very minor complaint for the high quality and great price.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is a great lens, versitile and top of the line, overall very sharp, fairly well controlled distortion for the wide angles and with the 77mm filter size and zoom range is a great travel photography lense.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: I use this all the time on my D800. Just a couple issues I have with this lens. I typically shoot at f/8, which is within the typical sweet-spot range of most lenses. I find that there is significant softness in the corners.
Excerpt: Solid lens, built to last. After 100 pics or so, It might be too early to judge but the benefits compared to cheaper DX lenses such as the 16-85mm are not yet obvious (other than in low light). Image quality and precision of focus do not appear to be exceptional... yet.