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

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Learn more about the Nikon Inc 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S DX

Model

Brand
Nikon
Model
17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S DX
Type
Zoom Lens

Spec

Diameter
77mm
Compatibility
Compatible Format(s):
DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
Specifications
Focal Length Range: 17-55mm
Maximum Aperture: 2.8
Minimum Aperture: 22
Minimum Focus Distance: 1.18 ft. (.36m)
Maximum Angle of View: 79°
Minimum Angle of View: 28°50'
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:5
Dimensions: 3.4" x 4.4" / 85.5 x 110.5mm (Diameter x Length)

Features

Features
Distance Information
ED Glass Elements
Super Integrated Coating

Nikon DX design produces a smaller image circle (the size of the image that is projected by the lens on to the sensor) enabling smaller lens diameter, lighter weight and optimal image quality from center-to edge-to-corner on the image.
Exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high-speed auto focusing with exceptional accuracy and powerful super-quiet operation.
Nikon D-type design provides precise distance information for flash and ambient light exposure processes.
Rounded diaphragm to make out-of-focus elements appear more natural.

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Jon W.
  • 2/23/2009 9:35:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStunningly Sharp

Pros: This lens is probably the pinnacle of superwide to "normal" zooms (which most DX shooter tend to find the most versatile range) ever made for the Nikon F-mount. Nice and fast fixed 2.8 aperture, and the crispness of the images it yields is stunning. In this regard, this lens utterly thrashes the Nikkor 18-70, 18-55, and 18-200. I have used all of these and the image quality of this lens is noticeably better, especially over the miserable but cheap Nikkor 18-55 and the mediocre but insanely versatile 18-200. The build quality is also exceptional, it is as rugged as you could expect a lens to be with very smooth movement, all-metal construction and excellent weather seals.

Cons: Extremely expensive. Very heavy and very large, especially with the lens hood attached-- literally twice the size of the Nikkor 18-70 and the Sigma 18-50. The lens hood just clips the corner of the frame at 17mm, which I'm at a loss to understand how Nikon let slip by one of their marquee DX lenses. But obviously this is a con to the hood, not the lens.

Other Thoughts: If image quality trumps equipment cost every time, either because you're a pro or because you're an aficionado with lots of cash, this is the zoom superwide to normal for you. Paired with a 70-200, the 55-70mm range is seldom missed and you have exceptional and fast glass for about every situation short of ultrawide. If cost is an object to you, take a hard look at the Nikkor 18-70 (and its successor, the 16-85) and the Sigma 18-50. For nearly three times the cost and a lot more bulk, even for professionals it is not necessarily an obvious choice, especially given that a good iteration of the Sigma is not very far off from the optical benchmark set by this exceptional lens.

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  • Ken E.
  • 2/3/2009 5:24:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSimply amazing glass

Pros: Stunning image quality
finest construction of any modern lens
super fast AF-S focus motor
fast f/2.8 aperature
extremely useful zoom range
Did I mention the amazing image quality?

Cons: Price (as with others of this quality) is high
perhaps a bit too heavy for some

Other Thoughts: It hurts to pay the high price, but once you see the images it produces, you quickly forget the price. The zoom range is nearly perfect for DX format cameras. This is serious professional glass and it feels like it. It is big and slightly heavy, but that makes it more steady than a light lens. A friend who is pretty small felt it was too heavy for her, but she loved the images. the weight was no big deal for me, but it is worth mentioning. In a world of plastic lenses, a big metal body with big glass is a completely different animal. As you expect with Nikon pro glass, it is weather sealed, including a gasket at the mounting flange. The silent wave (AF-S) motor is really quick and quiet.

But I was not prepared for the amazing images this lens delivers. There is a 3D-like quality to this lens that makes for stunning photographs. And that is what makes this one of the finest lenses ever made, and a Nikon legend.
If you shoot DX, this lens is simply the best.

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