Reviews and Problems with Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX
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Nikon AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF DX Review
What Digital Camera
8 September 2009
Summary: It may cost a lot, but the amount of features – such as the high build, SWM and fast f/2.8 aperture – definitely puts this lens in a professional category. The high optical performance is also a bonus, and Nikon owners will be proud to own such a great lens.
Pros: Good build quality, Sonic Wave Motor, fast f/2.8 aperture
Cons: Slower Sonic Wave Motor than comparable Canon lens
Conclusion: Nikon recommend this lens for use as a standard on their top end cameras and with an approximate 30% improvement on performance over the 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 we can see why. With lens quality fast becoming the limiting factor where top end digital imaging is concerned, 30% is a big step, but the...
Pros: Excellent wide-open performance, especially at the wider focal length, Good build quality., Excellent contrast and colour rendition., Good hood included
Cons: Disappointing control of distortion at the wide end., Price, although value for money is relative., Hood useless with on board flashes.
Excerpt: Handling and features This professional grade optic for Nikon DX format digital SLRs provides an angle of view equivalent to a 25.5-82.5mm lens on a 35mm camera. This lens also sports a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the range, a silent wave focusing motor and costs around £1065.
Summary: Nikkor brings us a top-quality gold-ring (professional-grade) lens with the AF-S DX 17-55mm F/2.8 G IF-ED. Sharp as a tack with exceptional build quality, its metal-body and rubber sealing to prevent against dust and humidity speak to its quality.
Conclusion: If you are looking to invest in some serious glass, then I have to say that the Nikkor AF-S DX 17-55 F/2.8 G IF-ED is a fantastic choice for the serious hobbyist to the professional photographer.
Conclusion: We can recommend this lens only by comparing the amount of disadvantages and advantages, especially that the last disadvantage is rather a warning for the potential buyers than a disadvantage in itself.
Cons: chromatic aberration a bit too visible, especially for f/2.8,, big size and weight.
Nikkor AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 G IF-ED DX - Review / Test Report
26 December 2007
Conclusion: The Nikkor AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX is a professional grade lens and it certainly shows up regarding its exceptionally high build quality as well as very fast AF speed. Optically it is, without doubt, a very good lens but it has a few issues.
Excerpt: Объектив Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-55 mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX предназначен для работы с камерами, оснащенными матрицей типоразмера APS-C или, как их еще называют в народе, — с кроп-камерами. Если пересчитать фокусное расстояние в 35-мм эквивалент, получится 25,5-82,5 мм при постоянной светосиле f/2,8, то есть...
Pros: металл в конструкции;, высокая резкость картинки;, неплохая цветопередача;, сильное и красивое размытие заднего плана;, быстрый и цепкий автофокус при дневном свете;, пыле-брызго защита.
Cons: вечером автофокус в камере с данным объективом работает не столь уверенно;, неудачная балансировка с большинством кроп камер;, неудобное колесо зуммирования;, средняя эффективность защиты от бликов.