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

Aug 30th, 2006flashjack

Price Paid
$1299.00

Product Understanding
Good

Time Owned
Less than a month

Very fast focus, sharp, good contrast, feels good mounted on D-70. Sold 17-35 f2.8 to buy this lens, both are great lenses. About equal results.
Aug 31st, 2006rapula

Price Paid
1100.00

Product Understanding
Good

Time Owned
Less than a year

I bought this lens, used it for 2 months and then sold it. I could not get good sharpness on many occasions. I have bought the 28-70 and love the lens. Much bette focus, color and build quality.
Feb 6th, 2007SamWang

Price Paid
Not Specified

Product Understanding
Good

Time Owned
Less than a year

This is a good lens, reaching the resolution limit of D200 CCD in certain condition.

Highest sharpness occurs in f4, f5.6...

It's a good lens for fixed focal replacement on DSLR, and very convenient.
Apr 4th, 2007lumopix

Price Paid
1400

Product Understanding
Good

Time Owned
Less than a year

it is my standard lens it's fast, it's sharp, it's great!
Feb 18th, 2008digisearch

Price Paid
AU $1,550

Product Understanding
Good

Time Owned
More than a year

All my experience with this lens is combined with a D200 body. The 17-55mm DX AF-S is a fine piece of glass. I find it to be worth every cent I paid for it and it has re- payed itself twice over in 12 months - I use it primarily to photograph succulent plant speciemens which I sell online.
I shoot nearly exclusively at close range ie. 45cm to 8 metres. I usually shoot with apertures of f/4 to f/16 where my copy of this lens has it's sharpest results.

I do not use this lens for landscape photography as I beleive it occasionally renders distant subject matter in a 'strange' light - maybe just my opinion but I avoid wide angle panoramas landscapes esp. with this lens. It is excellent for just about everything else one might point a lens at. Possibly the top DX lens in the range.
Dec 7th, 2008peejay

Price Paid
850

Product Understanding
Good

Time Owned
More than a year

Awesome lens. It's on the front of my D300 95% of the time. Superb for everything from close-ups to portraits to landscapes.

Usually zooms are 'jack of all trades and master of none'. This is the master...!
Jan 31st, 2010jxinxan

Price Paid
$1255 USD

Product Understanding
Good

Time Owned
Less than a year

Excellent lens for DX camera user. Its a bit heavy but its resolution is superb. Maybe an best all around lens for you. If this lens has VR, it is the most perfect lens in the lens field and you will never need to seek for any other third-party lens.

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