Reviews and Problems with Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S
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Very good wide angle
muralir, B&H Photo
11 December 2014
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. One limitation is if you are positioning people in the foreground with wider angle (like less than 24 mm), you find significant distortion of the subject (barrel).
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. For only three times as much money as those two lenses cost you can have the unparalleled 17-35mm. The 17-35mm is simply everything is promises to be: sturdy build, sharp images, fast/quiet autofocus.
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. 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
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. However, if you are setting up to take the shapest possible at the wider focal lengths (<24mm) you might want to think seriously about the Nikon 14-24/f2.8 if you can live without filters or have the time when in shooting mode to set up the adapters available.
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. 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: 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. I'll append this review once I have used it in more situations. Maybe I was expecting too much from this lens.
Excerpt: I found this lens to be exactly what I wanted for shooting nightscapes of the Rockies when paired with the D800's ISO capabilities. While I've only been shooting with it for a few weeks, I have been impressed with the focus speed and sharpness and have been able to create simple panos I'm happy with when cropped from the D800. This lens replaced a DX 10-24.