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

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

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

In short

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 17-55mm 1: 2.8G ED SWM IF Aspherical is great professional universal lens for use on Nikon DX cameras. In fact, it is the best lens in the Nikon DX series.

Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G is quite weighty, on camera it 755 grams and huge dimensions immediately make themselves felt. The lens has an excellent plastic lens hood. Nikon HB-31 with a metal lock for mounting, this lens hood can be dressed back-to-front, in this position access to the focus ring is blocked. The hood is fixed using a special lock buttons.

View Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G IF-ED AF-S DX Nikkor with hood

View of Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G IF-ED AF-S DX Nikkor with lens hood Nikon D80.

Main technical characteristics of Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 17-55mm 1: 2.8G ED SWM IF Aspherical:

Review Instance Name Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 17-55mm 1: 2.8G ED SWM IF Aspherical
Basic properties
Front Filter Diameter 77 mm, metal thread for filters
Focal length 17-55 mm EGF for Nikon DX cameras is 25.5-82.5 mm
Zoom ratio 3.24 X (usually rounded to 3)
Designed by for digital cameras Nikon DX
Number of aperture blades 9 rounded petals
Tags focal lengths for 17, 20, 24, 28, 35, 45, and 55 mm; bayonet mount tag and lens hood mounts. A window with a scale of focusing distances in meters and feet.
Diaphragm From F / 2.8 to F / 22 over the entire range of focal lengths. The lens is deprived of the aperture control ring, control is via the camera menu (G - lens type)
MDF (Minimum Focus Distance) 0.36 m over the entire range of focal lengths, maximum magnification ratio 1: 5
Stabilizer features No stabilizer
The weight 755 g
Optical design 14 elements in 10 groups, including

  • 3 aspherical elements (aspherical elements are shown in blue on the optical diagram). The presence of aspherics is indicated on the case with the inscription 'Aspherical'.
  • 3 low dispersion elements (shown in yellow on the optical diagram). The presence of such elements is indicated on the body by the abbreviation 'ED'.

Optical design Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G IF-ED AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor

Image of optical circuit clickable

Lens hood Nikon HB-31, bayonet type, plastic
Transportation With a soft cover CL-1120
Manufacturer country Made in Japan
Period From July 2003 to the present day (at least until autumn 2016), in July 2015 supplemented with a similar lens - Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 16-80mm 1: 2.8-4E N ED VR Nano Crystal Coat SWM IF Aspherical.
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Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G IF-ED AF-S DX Nikkor uses a 'professional' diameter of 77mm to install filters and has a characteristic gold edging on the case near the front lens. Also, the lens very high quality made. I was very pleased to work with such a lens, shooting on camera Nikon D80. Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G includes 14 elements in 10 groups, and 3 ED element and 3 A.S.P. item. Buying such a lens, you know that money is not wasted, you can compare for yourself optical circuits of other Nikon DX lenses.

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

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

Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G IF-ED AF-S DX Nikkor is available from the summer of 2003 to this day exclusively in Japan and is the only professional lens specifically designed for cropped Nikon DX cameras. EGF Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G IF-ED AF-S DX Nikkor is 25.5-82.5mm, this range of focal lengths makes it perfect for universal shooting. If you exaggerate a little, then the Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G is the equivalent of full-frame lenses Nikon 24-70mm f / 2.8G ED AF-S N Nikkor и Nikon 28-70mm f / 2.8D ED AF-S Nikkor.

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

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

The lens has a constant aperture at any value of the focal length, moreover, with a value of F / 2.8, you can get good sharp photos. The zoom at the lens is only 3,24 times, the same zoom ratio is available on a simple whale lens Nikon 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6GII ED AF-S DX Nikkor. The difference between the 18mm whale lens and the 17mm Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G is almost imperceptible. This focal length is the most commonly used for a number of tasks.

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

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

Focusing on the lens is fast, due to the fact that the lens uses a built-in focus motor SWMThe Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G will focus on any Nikon digital SLR camera... Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G uses internal focus 'IF' (Internal Focusing). Only the 'MA \ M' focus mode switch can be found on the lens. In 'MA' mode, automatic focusing with manual priority is available, which is very convenient, especially for creating focus traps.

In manual focus mode 'M', the focus ring rotates 90 degrees. Manual focus very comfortable, the focus ring is rubberized and has a large grip. With manual focusing, when the lens reaches its extreme positions, an unpleasant sound is heard that is a little unnerving, especially with a sharp rotation of the focus ring.

When zooming, the front of the lens moves in waves and at 17mm the 'trunk' of the lens is lengthened by 3cm, when using a hood, changes in the length of the lens are imperceptible and insignificant. When zoomed in, due to the movement of the rear of the lens, the lens acts as a pump, which creates a 'vacuum cleaner' effect. The minimum focusing distance is 36cm.

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

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

Image quality
Due to the excellent sharpness, this lens will work well on cameras with a prohibitive amount of megapixels, such as Nikon D3200, D5200 etc. The sharpness of the lens in the center is very high even at F / 2.8, the lens is slightly susceptible to aberrations, the only slight drawback is barrel distortion of 17 mm and vignetting with open apertures. Due to the fact that the lens uses an aperture device with 9 rounded petals, round blur discs are always formed in the blur zone. The bokeh of the lens seemed pretty pretty to me. The lens tolerates backlight well, but slightly worse than its full-frame brothers 24-70 and 28-70. With the color rendering of the lens, everything is in order.

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

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

Sample photos on Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G IF-ED AF-S DX Nikkor

All sample photos in this review were shot on Nikon D80, JPEG L Fine VI, photos without processing, only reduced to 3mp and imprinted data from EXIF. When shooting was used protective filter Kenko HMC Protector wp 77mm Japan.

Personal experience

To summarize, the Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G - the only professional lens for Nikon DX cameras. I consider it the best universal solution for Nikon DX cameras.

It is believed that for cropped cameras of the Nikon DX line there 4 professional lenses with a gold ring near the front lens and Nikon NPS listings:

But only Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G without a twinge of conscience I can call a real professional lens. As for the other lenses from this list, I have comments:

  • Nikon Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G - a highly specialized lens, without a built-in focusing motor. This is the only lens from the Nikon DX line that does not have an SWM motor, which is somehow not serious for a professional Nikon DX lens.
  • Nikon 12-24 / 4G - an ultra wide angle lens, generally a great lens. But, f / 4 for a professional lens is not serious, especially when you look at the full-frame analog Nikon 17-35 / 2.8.
  • Nikon 16-80 / 2.8-4E - a bunch of new technologies, but again, F / 4 on the long end is not serious. Moreover, the plastic body, compared to the Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G, does not inspire any confidence. It is strange that Nikon released a new Thai science fiction 16-80 / 2.8-4, but never released a worthy replacement for the hero from this review.

I can highlight only two serious flaws in the Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G:

  1. The lack of updating it. But Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G was developed in the distant 2003 year. At that time, Nikon CZKs had a maximum of 6 megapixels on their sensor, and the first 12 MP camera Nikon D2x appeared only in September 2004. First of all, the Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G lacks a modern built-in image stabilizer. But the version from the rival camp - Canon EF-S 17-55mm f / 2.8 IS USM, has a stabilizer for a long time. In addition, these third-party lenses also have a built-in IS (listed below in the Alternatives section). And a full-length analogue Nikon 24-70 / 2.8E Updated to VR version.
  2. Lack of internal zoom. Unfortunately, during a change in focal length, the front of the frame rises, which can adversely affect the all-weather protection of the lens. For example, Tokina AT-X PRO 28-80 1: 2.8 Aspherical N / AIS, with internal zoom, visually and tactilely feels like a better-made lens.

In fact, the three very first and the oldest lens in the Nikon DX line - is Nikon 10.5 / 2.8G (July 2003) Nikon 12-24 / 4G (March 2003, the first cropped DX lens), Nikon 17-55 / 2.8G (July 2003, from this review) have long been waiting for their update.

If I chose to work professionally with Nikon DX cameras, then the Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G would certainly be among my favorite lenses in my case.

One colleague of mine, an excellent professional photographer, put it very rightly: “Like it or not, but avoiding the purchase of 17-55 / 2.8 for crop, as well as 24-70 / 2.8 for the full frame, will not work".


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All fast universal zoom lenses

Below is a list of all such aperture-type universal zoom autofocus lenses for SLR and mirrorless cameras with an APS-C sensor or less.

Tokina (DX, various mounts)

  1. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 16-50 F2.8 DX Internal Focus, model AT-X 165 PRO DX, for Canon (C / EF version) and Nikon (N / AIS version), since July 2006. The optical design is similar to the lens Pentax SMC DA * 16-50mm f / 2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM

Tamron (DI II, DI III-A, various mounts)

  1. Tamron Aspherical LD ​​XR DI II SP AF 17-50 mm 1: 2.8 [IF], model A16 N / E / P / S (under Nikon [N], Canon [E], Pentax [P], Sony / Minolta [S]), since February 2006. Produced in Japan, China and Vietnam
  2. promaster DIGITAL XR EDO AF Ashperical LD ​​[IF] 17-50 mm 1: 2.8 MACROprevious lens under the brand Promaster
  3. Tamron Aspherical LD ​​XR DI II SP AF 17-50 mm 1: 2.8 [IF], model A16 NII (only for Nikon cameras), since March 2008
  4. Tamron Di II SP 17-50 mm F / 2.8 VC B005, model B005 E / NII (for Canon [E] or Nikon [NII]), from September 2009, Japan or China)
  5. Tamron 17-70 mm F / 2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Model B070, Model B070, Sony E only, from December 2020

Sigma (DC, different mounts)

With constant maximum aperture (DC EX and DC ART series):

  1. Sigma DC ZOOM 18-50mm 1: 2.8 EX (+ -D), since July 2004, for Sigma SA, Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K. The version for the '4/3' system has been available since February 2006 (not mass-produced). The version for Nikon in its name includes the prefix 'D'.
  2. Sigma dc 18-50mm 1: 2.8 EX MACRO, from September 2006, for Sigma SA, Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K
  3. Sigma dc 18-50mm 1: 2.8 EX MACRO HSM, since June 2007, for Nikon DX cameras only (Nikon F mount)
  4. Sigma dc 17-50mm 1: 2.8 ZOOM EXOS HSM, from February 2010, for Sigma SA, Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K, Sony / Minotla A
  5. Sigma dc 18-35mm F1.8 A [ART, HSM], from April 2013, for Sigma SA, Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K, Sony / Minotla A
  6. SIGMA DC 18-50 mm 1: 2.8 DN C [Contemporary], since Oct 2021, for Sony E, Leica L

With variable maximum aperture (DC and DC Contemporary series):

  1. Sigma dc 17-70mm 1:2.8-4.5, February 2006, for Sigma SA, Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K, Sony / Minotla A
  2. Sigma dc 17-70mm 1:2.8-4.5 MACRO HSM, from July 2007, for Nikon DX cameras only (Nikon F mount)
  3. Sigma dc 17-70mm 1:2.8-4 MACRO HSM OS, from December 2009, for Sigma SA, Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K, Sony / Minotla A
  4. Sigma dc 17-70mm 1:2.8-4 C, [MACRO, OS, HSM, Contemporary], from September 2012, for Sigma SA, Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K, Sony / Minotla A
  5. Sigma dc 18-50mm 1:2.8-4.5 HSM OS ZOOM, from March 2009, for Sigma SA, Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K, Sony / Minotla A

Nikon (DX, F mount)

  1. Nikon DX VR AF-S Nikkor 16-80mm 1:2.8-4E ED N, Nikon F mount, from July 2015
  2. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 17-55mm 1: 2.8G ED IF SWM, Nikon F mount, from July 2003

Pentax (DA, Q, K and Q mounts)

  1. Pentax SMC DA * 16-50 mm 1: 2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM, Pentax KAF2 bayonet mount, since February 2007. Optical design similar to lens Tokina AT-X PRO SD 16-50 F2.8 DX Internal Focus (joint development of Tokina and Pentax)
  2. HD PENTAX-DA * 1: 2.8 16-50 mm ED PLMAW, from July 2021, Pentax KAF4 mount
  3. HD Pentax-DA 1: 2.8-4 20-40 mm ED Limited DC WR, Pentax KAF3 bayonet mount, black or silver, from November 2013
  4. SMC Pentax 1: 2.8-4.5 5-15 mm ED AL [IF] [LENS 02], Pentax Q mount (with crop factor Kf = 5.53X or Kf = 4.65X)

Canon (EFS, EF-S mount)

  1. Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 17-55mm 1: 2.8 IS USM (Image Sabilizer, Ulstrasonic, EFS), Canon EF-S mount, since May 2006

Sony (DT, A and E mounts)

  1. Sony DT 2.8/16-50 SSM, Sony A mount (Minolta A), August 2011
  2. Sony E 2.8/16-55G, Sony E bayonet mount, from August 2019


  1. Fujinon Ashperical Lens Nano-GI XF 16-55mm 1: 2.8 R LM WR, Fujifilm X mount, since January 2015
  2. Fujinon Ashperical Lens Super EBC XF 18-55mm 1:2.8-4 R LM OIS, Fujifilm X mount, September 2012

Samsung (NX)

  1. Samsung lens 1: 2-2.8 S 16-50 mm ED OIS i-Function, Samsung NX mount, since January 2014

Olympus / Panasonic / Leica (4/3, Micro 4/3, Kf = 2X)

Mirrored 4/3:

  1. OLYMPUS ZUIKO Digital 11-22 mm 1: 2.8-3.5since February 2004
  2. OLYMPUS Digital 14-54 mm 1: 2.8-3.5since June 2003
  3. OLYMPUS Digital 14-54 mm 1: 2.8-3.5 IIsince November 2008
  4. OLYMPUS ZUIKO Digital 14-35 mm 1: 2 ED SWDsince January 2008
  5. Panasonic Lumix LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT 1: 2.8-3.5 /14-50 ASPH. MEGA OISsince July 2006

Mirrorless Micro 4/3:

  1. OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-40 mm 1: 2.8 PROsince October 2013
  2. Panasonic Lumix Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25 mm f / 1.7 ASPH.since May 2019
  3. LUMIX G VARIO 1: 2.8 /12-35 ASPH. POWER OIS, from June 2012, in March 2017 an improved version is released (outwardly no different)
  4. Panasonic Lumix Leica DG Vario-ELMARIT 1: 2.8-4.0 /12-60 ASPH.since March 2017

An accurate list of all Nikon DX Nikkor lenses

  1. 10.5 mm/ 2.8G AF Fisheye [gold ring]
  2. 35 mm/1.8G AF-S
  3. 40 mm/2.8G AF-S Microphone
  4. 85 mm/3.5G AF-S VR Microphone
  5. 10-20 mm/4.5-5.6G AF-P VR
  6. 10-24 mm/3.5-4.5G AF-S
  7. 12-24 mm/4G AF-S [gold ring]
  8. 16-80 mm/ 2.8-4IN AF S VR [gold ring]
  9. 16-85 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR
  10. 17-55 mm/2.8G AF-S [gold ring]
  11. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S [black / silver]
  12. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6GII AF-S [black / silver]
  13. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR
  14. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6GII AF-S VR
  15. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-P
  16. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-P VR
  17. 18-70 mm/3.5-4.5G AF-S
  18. 18-105 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR [Thailand / China]
  19. 18-135 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S
  20. 18-140 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR [Thailand / China]
  21. 18-200 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR [Japan / China]
  22. 18-200 mm/3.5-5.6GII AF-S VR
  23. 18-300 mm/3.5-5.6G VR
  24. 18-300 mm/3.5-6.3G VR
  25. 55-200 mm/4-5.6G AF-S [black / silver, Japan / China]
  26. 55-200 mm/4-5.6G AF-S VR
  27. 55-200 mm/4-5.6GII ED VR
  28. 55-300 mm/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR
  29. 70-300 mm/4.5-6.3G AF-P
  30. 70-300 mm/4.5-6.3G AF-P VR
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Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G IF-ED AF-S DX Nikkor excellent versatile (medium focus) fast aperture for Nikon DX cropped cameras. Very well made, the quality of the pictures, too, is on top. Perfect for serious work for every day.

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Comments: 258, on the topic: Review Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G IF-ED AF-S DX Nikkor

  • Eugene

    Great lens. But you need to clearly understand that it is intended primarily for professional use. If you earn a photo, then it makes sense to take it. If you are just an amateur, then it will be enough to have a fifty and thirty heels. We can say that there is practically no difference. But the price tag will be very different ...

    • igor

      and you will have to run with your legs - this time, you will not have a wide angle - these are two, AND MAINLY - you will change on the street - it means you will clean the matrix from dust ...
      so think about where to save and on what ...

  • En / ka

    Arkady, I am a beginner photographer, renting weddings. While I’m taking pictures on a whale 18-105, the D 7000 camera, this lens is completely satisfied with the distance, but in terms of sharpness, it does not suit me at all. So the essence of the question: as I understand it, with Tamron, with harshness, all problems will disappear, but it is still a wide-angle one, will the difference be too noticeable, and for weddings this is a plus or minus. Thanks in advance for the answer))

  • igor

    there are only two cons, but they are VERY significant -1. price 2. crop
    otherwise it is the BEST crop lens (he left the crook only under it)

  • Sergei

    I have had this lens for three years and have never regretted it. Those who are morally and financially mature - I recommend. Reliable, solid, sharp, always the expected result when shooting - never let down, it's not for nothing that they say that this is the best lens for use on DX cameras. It looks very impressive on the camera. There was a funny situation, we were at a meeting of graduates with his wife and invited a photographer, this miracle photographer was shooting with a whale lens 18 - 55. When I took out my kit, I had to see his expression. I tried to shoot with this lens in the studio - the sharpness just flew away. Previously used lenses: Nikorr 35 f 1.8 (not bad but often missed autofocus) and kit 18 - 105 mm - I sold everything and I do not regret it. The only thing I recommend to buy in the kit for Nikorr 17-55 f 2.8 for creative shooting is the Soviet Helios 81n or Kaleinar 5n (I have both, the lenses are also cool, but you need to be able to shoot them. Shooting in M ​​mode and do not glue any Luchnikov Dandelions on them) ...

    • LisNick

      Sergey, where are the foty? I really want to see what these dinosaurs can do (Helios 81n Kaleinar 5n)

  • Alexander

    I also can't find the serial number! I examined the entire lens under a magnifying glass - I can't see it !? Please tell me the location of the serial number !!!

  • Vladimir

    Arkady, good afternoon.
    I have the opportunity to take this lens cheaper than its market value, but used. YOU wrote about the 'vacuum cleaner effect', which alerted me. Have there been any cases of dust entering this lens model?
    Thank you in advance.

  • Yuliya

    Arkady, good afternoon!
    Please tell me, for what tasks will this Nikon 17-55 with its aperture be useful?
    I have a whale 18-55, but there is an opportunity to buy exactly 17-55 for 20.

  • Alexander

    the lens is excellent, I have been using it for about a year now, I have never failed, it is sharp on all apertures, the design is excellent, I shot it in the rain and it’s nothing, it’s surprising for everyone) in general it works out its price with a bang. My advice. If you are not yet on full frame, and you have a CROP, and you earn money by photographing, and often shoot reports on the premises, then this glass will be your best assistant. As someone already said here, this lens can be practically removed from the carcass, which means less dust on the matrix and more time for shooting, you will not miss any moment with it. Focus LLC Very fast, even in the dark

    • Yuliya

      But what about this lens for portraits?

      • Lynx

        focal small for portraits.

  • Sergei

    Thanks to the author for the next high-quality review! I ask experienced owners 17-55 to suggest how best to use an external flash (SB 700) to avoid the shadow of the lens, even after removing the lens hood. Thanks in advance

  • Elena

    Good day. I saw two Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX cameras in the store, but they look different. One is like yours, and the other AF ring is different (here's an example on Amazon
    What is their difference besides design?
    Thank you

  • Vadim

    The difference is that your link just has a different 17-35 2.8 lens :-)

  • Vadim

    Will this lens work as a regular lens in everyday reporting?
    (Weddings, christenings, corporate events, parties in nightclubs ...)
    Transition to FX is not planned yet.

    • Alexander

      He was created for this.

  • Nikita

    Dear author, we will also wait for a review of Nikkor 24-120 / f4 nanocrystalline)
    it is interesting to compare it with this glass and also with 24-70. Alas, I don't have this, otherwise I would give it for review) - if there is an opportunity, I think many will be very interested

  • Igor

    Greetings! I have 16-85 (on the Nikon D90) - it suits me all: sharpness, versatility. But it is not suitable for art photography (portraits, a blurred background and all that). Is it possible to buy for 65% of the cost of a new used 17-55 / 2.8 or take 50 / 1.4 to solve the same problems? I almost know the answer, but I want to hear more opinions :-) Thank you !!!

    • Igor

      ... I meant: buy 17-55 and get rid of 16-85, or buy 50 / 1,4 and leave 16-85 ???

      • Alexander

        After acquiring 17-55 you will no longer need 16-85. Rather, a D7100 is needed to replace the D90.

  • Magirik

    I want to express my sad experience with this glass:
    It was bought by a foreigner. The first time we tested it, the pictures are wonderful. Carcass d300s. But suddenly, at some point, the carcass stopped seeing him. Bottom line: Replacing several elements responsible for powering the lens motherboard, the lens came to life, but the AF confirmation sensors also burned out ... The suppliers did not have them ... After much deliberation, a new lens motherboard was ordered - delivery cost 14000 rubles. The lens was repaired, everything was fine until last weekend ... The zoom jammed ... Now it's under repair again :) I'm waiting for the verdict ... it turns out that there are problems with Japanese hardware, but this is most likely an isolated case, I was just unlucky ...
    Now I’m working temporarily with the fix nikkor 35 f2d, a beautiful glass, I really like it :)

  • Eraly

    Good afternoon!
    I am a wedding photographer. I have a Nikon D300s lens nikkor 18-105 f3.5-5.6. And I have problems in restaurants. in a dark restaurant, the frame will be dark. And I want to buy a fast lens. I have two options. 35mm 1.8G DX or 17-55 2.8. but 17-55 costs about $ 1200 a little expensive of course.
    please advise on 35mm you can shoot a wedding especially in a restaurant. thanks for the early !!!

    • Magirik

      Of course, 35mm is possible, only there will be a lot of inconveniences, you will have to walk a lot of space with your legs here and there, and in some halls it is difficult to turn around, if there is not enough space, then there will be an ambush, there will be no corner. And so the fix for the picture is definitely better than the zoom, but it is better to shoot a production, and not a reportage, with a fix ...

  • Andrei

    Good day! Tell me if there is no whale 18-55 Japanese ??

  • Mach

    Hello! Please tell me, using what technique (carcass + lens) can I achieve such results?

    • LisNick

      If we consider the crop, then Nikon D7100 + Nikon AF-S17-55mmF / 2.8G
      Nikon D7100 + Nikon AF-S35mmF / 1.4G
      more economical can Nikon D7100 + Sigma AF-35mm f / 1.4dg hsm
      If FF (Full Frame), then: Nikon D610 or D800 + Nikon AF-S 24-70mm F / 2.8G
      Nikon D610 or D800 + Nikon AF-S 85mm F / 1.4G
      But FF is very expensive, from about 100k. ($ 3000)

  • Andrei

    The lens is definitely good. We must pay tribute. As a wagon is fine, but the price is clearly overpriced. There is no point in arguing on this topic, just the company has such a peculiar pricing policy.

  • Alexander Malyaev

    Is the quality of the picture from this Nikon higher than with the counterparts from Sigma and Tamron?

    • Alexander

      Can you imagine production equipment working for 3 shifts for decades? This is a PROFESSIONAL equipment. The quality of the picture may not differ much from the analogues of Sigma and Tamron, but as a professional lens on the crop, there is simply no alternative to 17-55. The choice is yours.

  • Dima

    I had a service tamron 18-50 2,8 with Nikon has nothing to do with it - on an open soap it is more or less sharp from 4, but this is so that you can at least somehow shoot. Moreover, sometimes sharp shots came out at 2,, 8, and the point is not in the back front focus, but judging by the entire glass itself. Maybe I got such a copy, but I came across a review of this lens and wrote somewhere too

  • Alexander

    Is there a manual analogue? S5pro camera

    • Lynx

      nope. Manual zooms are a relic of film times. And then there was no crop, and there were no zooms with such a range either.

      • Alexander

        OK. Then the way out with a limited budget is fixes?
        There is Helios 81n.
        Photo tasks: landscape, portrait.
        Take Jupiter ms37a + zenitar fish or tamron 17-50?
        Thank you

        • Lynx

          at the moment I would focus on a bunch of Jup-37MS for classic portraits + token 12-24.

          You can get the helios, but 50 mm on the crop is a little different, IMHO. Is that the first time to learn. Or for indoor portraits, where you can't turn around with a jupe. But the universal crop fix is ​​still 35 / 1,8G.

          fisheye - according to the mood, but the zenith, alas, no. A good fish-fish for a crop, whatever one may say, only Nikon's 10,5, but it is not cheap.

          Tamron 17-55 can be taken only for reporting. With other acceptable qualities, alas, he has a flat drawing, so I would vote for Tokin.

  • Kostya

    lens bomb !!!!!

  • Ivan

    In the bokeh shot, each circle of blur looks like a sawn tree trunk (similar to annual rings). Is this a bad grinding of the rear lens? Or something different? Maybe I'm wrong?
    A similar thing can be seen in the review of the Olympus UPC whale lens:

    • photo shooter

      something other!!!! if the lens were poorly polished figs there would be sharpness!

  • Konstantin

    Good day! A little off topic. I’m switching from crop to d610 and therefore I am selling a Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G IF-ED AF-S DX Nikkor lens. The lens is still on the official guarantee, perfect condition (I treat my wife carefully :)), Hoyev's protective filter (always worn). I do not write praises, who is engaged in photography everything and so he knows. I am in Kiev. Who is interested in this offer, leave mail or phone, I will contact you. I do not send it by mail, without transferring money to the card - I came, I saw it, I liked it, we buy it.

    • Vsevolod

      Good afternoon! Interested in the price of the issue. I would like this, even though there is 35 / 1,8; 50 / 1,4; and 16-85 ....

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