Reviews and Problems with Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX
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22 September 2013
Summary: Now that it's been 10 years since this lens was dreamed up it would be great to see an update. I think the new effort from sigma will show there is a market for a mid-range crop sensor zoom that really ups the ante with sharp optics through out the entire aperture and focal range. Would much prefer this instead of a new variable aperture slush box.
Summary: Resolution is good, especially ay the wide end of the zoom where it kicks in with very good figures. At the long end it is more conventional, needing a stop or so to get the best from it although it is still very usable.
Summary: I purchased this lens used. The quality is superb over the kit lens that came with camera. I have a Nikon D5000 and still consider myself somewhat of a beginner and learning everyday. Overall I am very pleased with this lens.
Great lens for portrait, short range sports, or street shooting
14 April 2012
Summary: Lens to buy for anyone who wants the best picture quality. However be prepared for substantial weight and size, up to extravaganza dimensions with the sun hood mounted. Better to let in place at any time as the huge front glass is almost emerging out of the barrel. Zoom control ring is very close to the camera body, a bit hard to turn also, but after a while it becomes very acceptable.
Summary: I use it with my D7000, it is a all purpose lens. Fundamentally it is very sharp even at f2.8, some of my f2.8 zoom lens dose not give me sharp image at f2.8 (so why don't they just made them f4?). And its contrast and bokeh are very good. The most important point to me is it's f2.8, yes, for a apsc body, its iso performance is not as good as full frame body, so if you want high shutter speed (in event photography), you need fast aperture to ensure the image quality.
Summary: Over the past year I've been working freelance for local newspapers shooting high school sports and other odd jobs along the way. The money I've been making on my submissions has been set aside and I've been using it to upgrade my gear to better stuff. This is my latest acquisition and I couldn't be more pleased with it for my photojournalism purposes.
Summary: My standard lens, perfect for most assignments. Used it for magazine covers, breaking news and interiors. The lens is built tough, made of all metal. Mine is banged a dented and still focuses/zooms smoothly. The only problem I have is the rubber focus ring has loosened and falls off the lens.