Reviews and Problems with Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S
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Decent lens but will flare
Ironman Triathlete, Amazon
26 March 2014
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. Should have bought the 14-24mm instead, but it is a nice video lens.
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
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. Since the aim is to draw attention into the photo, this is not always a big deal. The other issue is that it doesn't have much room for filters before experiencing vignetting at 17mm.
Excerpt: Great for DX and FX cameras. I use this for landscape and even architectural photography. The relatively low distortion on this lens makes it great for both types of photography. While not ideal, I correct for converging lines in photoshop. The lens is very sharp and resolves well. And rugged. Not that I would suggest it, but have dropped it twice from about 3' onto wood floors. I thought that I had lost the lens, but it is still working like a champ.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: My most recent usage of this lens was when I was in Death Valley NP in Feb. I used the lens to photograph the salt flats at "Badwater" in the park. At 9: 00pm. By the light from a full moon. The salt flats look like the image was shot at noon except that there are all these stars in the sky.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Todays younger photographers may not realize that only a few years ago, did we learn about correcting wide angle lenses to be more accurate. To have as much zoom capability as this lens does, and with as much flexibility, is amazing. Nikon hard at work, again !
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction, Well corrected wide angle