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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX Zoom Lens (Black)

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Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 G IF-ED AF-S DX Zoom Lens-Nikkor
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (14)
  • Consistent output (9)
  • Durable (9)
  • Strong construction (9)
  • Easily interchangeable (8)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (7)
  • Night photography (5)
  • Portraits (4)
  • Weddings (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-professional (4)

Reviewed by 11 customers

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5.0

"Just an amazing lens"

By Pop

from Canton, Ga.

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Night Photography
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 G IF-ED AF-S DX Zoom Lens-Nikkor:

    Fantastic purchase for my collection of lenses.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    fabulous!

    By nate the great

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 G IF-ED AF-S DX Zoom Lens-Nikkor:

      this lens has amazing image quality and boosted the resolution on my d300s

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AWESOME LENS!!!

      By CR

      from Tucker, Ga

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Quick Focus
      • Rugged
      • Sharp Focus
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Kinda heavy

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Portraits
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 G IF-ED AF-S DX Zoom Lens-Nikkor:

      This lens is great. I use the lens 95% of the time. The quick sharp focus is fantastic and can soak up so much light for low light shots. It is a tad heavy in comparison to some lenses I've had, however it's far better than those also. Well worth the price in my opinion.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A great D40/D60 kit lens upgrade!

      By Toby Lawrence

      from West Warwick, RI

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Quick Focus
      • Rugged
      • Sharp Focus
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Landscape Photography
      • Night Photography

      Comments about Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 G IF-ED AF-S DX Zoom Lens-Nikkor:

      Now I know what you're thinking... "a $1400 lens for a D40/D60?!?!"

      I bought my D40 back about a year ago and used the 18-55 kit lens for about 6 months. I decided to upgrade to the 18-55 VR kit lens that comes with the D60, as I did a lot of nightlife photography w/ motion involved, so this helped a lot.

      I decided it was time to upgrade even further, but I didn't want to move from my comfort zone of 18-55 which I spent a year learning to utilize so well.

      The 17-55 f/2.8 was the PERFECT upgrade for me. The D40 is light itself, so you might expect the lens to make the whole assembly pretty top heavy. I ended up getting a generic battery grip as I have big hands and wanted a more comfortable grip. This turned out to be the perfect setup with this lens.

      The lens itself is tack sharp, has superbly fast focus, and is built like a tank. It has distance markers for setup shots, and manual override focus for tricky spots where the camera can't/won't get it right. The fast aperture really inspires confidence that you're going to catch the shot you want, and the bokeh... well, the bokeh is fantastic. The zoom and focus rings are buttery smooth and their orientation wasn't a problem for me at all, which people seem to find fault with often.

      My setup is pretty oddball (you don't see many D40s with a battery grip and a 17-55 f/2.8 slapped on it) but it works well for me.

      Overall, the 17-55 f/2.8 was everything I expected and more.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great piece of lense!

      By Dan the Man

      from Burlingame, California

      About Me Serious amateur

      Pros

      • Exceptional results
      • Improves Picture Quality
      • Very sturdy

      Cons

      • Rather heavy

      Best Uses

      • General landscape
      • People shots
      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 G IF-ED AF-S DX Zoom Lens-Nikkor:

      When the ace is needed, I pull this one out. It's a great lense in terms of picture sharpness and quality.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great short lens

      By vance

      from Rock Springs, wy

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Quick Focus
      • Rugged
      • Sharp Focus
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Night Photography
        • Special Effects
        • Sports/Action
        • Upgrade
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 G IF-ED AF-S DX Zoom Lens-Nikkor:

        amazing how little you need a flash, good light gathering

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        one of the best Nikon lens

        By zheng

        from san francisco ca

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Quick Focus
        • Sharp Focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 G IF-ED AF-S DX Zoom Lens-Nikkor:

        i love this lens and i put it on my D300 all the time, the 17-55 is better than 17-35 and also the 2.8 f is very useful.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not in my bag, on my camera always...

        By Jody

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Easy To Clean
        • Rugged
        • Sharp Focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 G IF-ED AF-S DX Zoom Lens-Nikkor:

        Portrait / Event photography. Great for group shots and working in small areas due to zoom. Very fast, but heavy to carry all day.Only [...]could make this better.

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        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Superb 'Standard' Lens

        By Arjay

        from Castro Valley, CA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Sharp Focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Portraits

          Comments about Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 G IF-ED AF-S DX Zoom Lens-Nikkor:

          I have to say that I have never regretted buying this lens! If you can only choose one lens for your DSLR then this is the one to have. I know that its all too easy to tell yourself that its not worth the extra weight or the extra money but when you use it and when you see the results you'll realize that neither are true. A great all round lens.

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          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The better wide angle!

          By D

          from Hanover, MD

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Easy To Clean
          • Rugged
          • Sharp Focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Close-up photography
          • General Use
          • Group Portraits
          • Portraits

          Comments about Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 G IF-ED AF-S DX Zoom Lens-Nikkor:

          First came the decision of which wide angle lens I needed. Nikon made the new 14-24mm, which I thought was an awesome range. I checked it out at a Ritz Camera store, and it was not what I thought it was going to be. I saw the 17-55mm, tried it out, and fell in love with right away! It is one of my prime lenses that I keep on my camera to do portraits, family group shots, and just get a nice wide angle landscape. I love this lens! It will NEVER leave my camera bag!

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