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Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX
8.6 out of 10

Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX

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Overall 6
6.0

Not what I expected

Photo gal, Adorama
5 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I was hoping for a tack-sharp image and didn't get it even with careful technique. It may have been a bad copy since reviews of this lens are terrific.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Bad Copy?

Laserdoc, Adorama
4 September 2011
  • Excerpt: This lens has a classic history as a great photo journalist lens. However, my copy was not very sharp. In fact the Nikon 16-85mm VR blew it away at every aperture. I suspect I got a bad copy of the lens. Adorama was wonderful and took the lens back with no questions. [...]
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Not sharp
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Overall 6
6.0

Not sure if I like it...

Mustangworld!, B&H Photo
3 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Still debating on if I like this lens. Maybe it's user error or maybe I was just expecting to much from this lens considering the price I paid. Pros - Well build, fast Cons - At time has trouble focusing on a subject, not consistant and does not have VR As I said, maybe its me but I get better...
  • Pros: Durable, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

expected better

clermontcousin, B&H Photo
31 October 2010
  • Excerpt: I bought this lenses for taking photos while walking the sidelines of the football games and for taking indoor photos at parties and other celebrations. In good lighting, this lens delivers, but in low light it struggles to focus, focus is slow and inconsistent.
  • Pros: Durable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Not worth the $$

Adorama
29 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Maybe it's partly my fault for putting this lens on an ultra light D5000 body. As soon as I did I felt that I made a big mistake. The lens is clearly very well made, but it is handicapped by not having VR. If it did I'm sure I would have kept it, despite the punitive price tag and burdensome weight.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good studio performer, Great wedding lens, Improves Picture Quality
  • Cons: AF slower than kit lens, Better be a weight lifter, Nice bokeh, No VR-that's a biggie
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Overall 6
6.0

Not What I Expected

APS, B&H Photo
29 April 2009
  • Excerpt: This lens has excellent build quality and the expected weight of a pro level lens. I shoot mostly wedding and family portraiture and this lens does not deliver the sharpness I want. I also own the Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR lens and it delivers outstanding picture quality.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Build Quality
  • Cons: No Increase In Performance, Not Pro Level Quality
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Overall 6
6.0

Too much whiz and not enough bang

Angel, B&H Photo
22 December 2008
  • Excerpt: I bought this item Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 for my Nikon D90 in a sense of the reviews is quite perfect and everything I read are saying that this item is sharp in everyway. But I think I get a bad copy of this item because after I test it for almost 3 days adjusting everything in my camera like the...
  • Pros: Quick Focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Soft focus
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Bara, Fredmiranda
17 August 2008
  • Conclusion: This is very good build lens, but to expensive because it's only DX lens. It's just little better then Sigma 18-50 2,8 and Tokina 16-50 2,8 and same as Tamron 17-50 2,8 in therms of optical quality. Lens is way worse than Tamron 28-75 2,8, Sigma 24-70 2,8, Nikkor 24-70 2,8 and Nikkor 28-70 2,8.
  • Pros: build quality, weight(I like when lens is heavy)
  • Cons: average optical quality, price, DX lens
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Overall 6
6.0

So far not so good.

Maurice McKey, Amazon
16 April 2015
  • Summary: I am disappointed in the photos I get by using this lens. I have tried various settings on my camera. Maybe I haven't found the correct one yet!!
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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G (or Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G instead?)

Nick Galazoudis, Amazon
18 August 2014
  • Summary: Without even considering myself as THE great connoisseur of Photography (in fact, the opposite), may I say that I'm just a regular guy who, like many others out there, wants to get the best of his lenses, trying to overcome technical, financial and other restrictions applied in advance.
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