Reviews and Problems with Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX
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Great all around lens
Mushtastic, B&H Photo
7 August 2014
Excerpt: I was looking for a lens that had a decent wide angle but still had some zoom functionality, as well as at least a f/2.8 to use in place of several different lens in my bag. This lens is very nice. It takes great photos. The autofocus is pretty fast, very smooth and pretty pretty accurate. I also like that you can put it in autofocus mode, and still manually focus while in autofocus mode.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Have had this lens for 10 mos, and there isn't much more than can be said.Tested it against the Nikon 16-85 & Tokina 12-28, looking for a walk-around lens (one that stays on the camera most of the time). The 16-85 lacked the IQ of the 17-55, and having the constant f2.8 was more important than VR. (Which is why I didn't test the Nikon 16-35 f4.)Tokina was missing missing 35mm & low 50's focal lengths, which were very important.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens is perfect when you just want to carry around one incredibly reliable (great in low lighting) lens with the opportunity for both wide angle and close-up shots. I highly recommend it!
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: Upgraded from a Nikon D5100 to a D7100 recently, so it was time to upgrade to a "quality" lens, so after studying reviews, I decided to do the Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 ED ... Looks like I made the right choice ... I am NOT a pro or even very experienced (yet), but I enjoy photography, so take my review with a grain of salt ... read quite a few reviews from different places before I would sink $ in a lens (cost more than the camera), but I often heard ...
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: As lens designs go, this thing is probably the most ancient among the Nikon DX line of lenses as well as being the most expensive ($!) and 2nd heaviest (after porcine 18-300 mm lens). Despite seemingly all the negative accolades, I just love what this lens can do in combination with my D7100. D7100's 24mp sensor really brings out the best in this lens. Great color, contrast, and bokeh. Sharp too!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Everything about this lens is great. The focus speed, the weight and DOF from the f2.8, I love it all. I'm a part-time photographer shooting mostly portraits, creative stuff and some event photography. I started with D70s then upgraded to D300. I wanted to buy more lenses but with a cropped sensor camera I really didn't want to spend tons of money on other lenses, if that makes sense. I was waiting on going to Full Frame camera to start purchasing more lenses.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: This lens has been of great use to me in my work as a location scout. It never comes off my DX format Nikon! 17-55mm is a very useful range, perfect for low light interior shots, bokeh-licious portraits, and beautiful landscapes. It focusses quickly and accurately. Note, as a DX dedicated lens I would not recommend using with full frame FX format - vignetting will occur through the entire range.
Excerpt: I use this lens for portraits and landscape. The aperture is fast and the photos are sharp. It's a quiet zoom. A little heavy, but nothing unreasonable. I'd recommend this to anyone with an APS-C sized sensor...
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this lens for replace mi Sigma 17-70 f 2.8-4. I read and study a lot of reviews before purchase the lens. Instead of the sigma the nikkor has great color rendition, it's not the most sharp lens, but the color outpout delivers punch colors. I mounted on a D7100 and they are a great couple, good balanced. This lens is HEAVY, premium build quality. At 55 mm and f2.8 it's soft.