www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Nikon-17-55mm-f-2-8g-ed-if-af-s-dx-zoom-nikkor.1980963
8.7 out of 10

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

Nikon - 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF Zoom Lens .The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikk Read more

Great Deal: $69.99

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

Showing 1-10 of 15
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
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Average performance

acollard, Adorama
22 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Traded up to this lens from nikkor 18-200 dx on the basis of third party reviews promising razor sharp resolution, at the expense of more weight and less range. My conclusion: unless my particular unit needs calibration of some kind, it is not significantly sharper than the lens it replaced , at half the price. Quality justifies the pricetag, and weight is not unreasonable.
  • Read full review
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
  • Read full review
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 results with my 50 mm 1.8.
  • Pros: Durable, Strong Construction
  • Read full review
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. I am forced to use a flash even in decent lighting, but the standard flash on my d300 casts a shadow on the subject. I thought this lens would be my walking around lens, but definitely not at night.
  • Pros: Durable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Good Lens But...

Tiferes, Adorama
1 August 2010
  • Excerpt: The Center of the lens is very Sharp but the 17mm edge is horribly distorted, unworthy of Nikon top lens.
  • Read full review
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. Believe it or not, this lens narrowly squeaks past the cheap VR kit lens in IQ.
  • 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
  • Read full review
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. I expected the same from this pro level lens. I tried several different lighting situations and F-Stop ranges on my D300. It just doesn't deliver the quality I want for my images.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Build Quality
  • Cons: No Increase In Performance, Not Pro Level Quality
  • Read full review
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 diopter, etc. I found that the image is not sharp as well as the edges, & this type of lens is not suitable for my taste.
  • Pros: Quick Focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Soft focus
  • Read full review
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. Price in Croatia €1650 and that is to expensive comparing with €420 for Tamron 17-50 2,8 and 17-50 €510 for Sigma 18-50 2,8 HSM.
  • Pros: build quality, weight(I like when lens is heavy)
  • Cons: average optical quality, price, DX lens
  • Read full review
Next page >>