Summary: This is a must have with your DX SLR compare this to the kit lens and you will throw the kit lens away. It is a professional quality lens and very fast at F2.8. It is my primary portrait lens backed up by a 70 mm to 200mm DX F 2.8 the pair are just about all you would need. It also does a wonderful job for weddings and landscapes. If you haven't purchased this lens yet you have no idea what you are missing!
Forget a Kit lens. This is the Best DX lens made and the one You Need !
16 July 2013
Summary: I got this lens for my Nikon DX kit. It is the equivalent of a 24-70mm on a full frame FX camera. It is a Professional lens and made to Professional quality. The sharpness is dead spot on corner to corner. The focusing is velvet smooth. The zoom ring though could stand to be a touch farther out from the mount though.
Summary: This is an excellent lens for general shooting in low light conditions. I'm an architect and shoot pictures of my work to share with potential clients. The lens handles most interior and exterior views of buildings and homes very well. Probably the best lense I have ever used for landscapes and buildings.
Summary: This is hands down the best of the best. Image quality is beyond anyhing I ahve seen. People say is it really worth twice the price of the off brand lenses and I say YES. I have tried Sigma and Tamrom and they just don't compare.
Prime lens image quality in a mid range zoom with a constant f2.8 aperture!
3 March 2012
Summary: This lens is the real deal! I gave the size/weight a 3 because it is big and heavy, but that is not a bad thing. The moment you pick it up you realize it's a pro lens. The weight however is well balanced and reassuring. My shooting style is candid indoor shots and this constant f2.8 17-55mm focal range is perfect.
The BEST fast DX wide angle lens Nikon has ever made!
2 March 2012
Summary: This is my second copy of this lens.I bought in 2010 and the photos were incredible.I thought I could get by or do just as well with a comparable Sigma or Tamron lens. The Sigma broke after 40 days.Both lenses could not compare with the beloved Nikon 17-55. The images were soft,they didn't have that color pop and just something else looked off,could not put my finger on it.Additionally,the focus is quiet on the Nikon and it focuses quick,even in low light.So I...