Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED AF-S Review Round-Up


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Photo Zone

The Nikkor AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED is a professional grade lens and it delivers accordingly specifically regarding its superb build quality. The optical quality is on a very high though not unprecedented level. The center resolution is superb followed by generally very good borders. Distortions are quite pronounced at 17mm but not a real problem beyond. Vignetting is very well controlled except at 35mm @ f/2.8. CAs are very low for a zoom lens. All-in-all the performance is very similar to the AF-S 17-55m f/2.8G IF-ED DX in the overlapping range so for (APS-C) DSLR-only users it may make sense to stick to the dedicated lens. For a dual-use strategy (film + digital and possibly full frame DSLRs in the future) the AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED remains a quite obvious choice. … READ FULL REVIEW

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Thom Hogan

This lens is almost triple the price of the 18-35mm Nikkor. Is it three times a good? Not really. For the extra money you get slightly better edge performance for 35mm film, better 35mm focal length performance, and f/2.8 at all focal lengths. You also get slightly faster focusing, but that’s not really an issue with a wide angle lens. If you’re looking for a light lens that takes reasonable-sized filters, this isn’t it. The best of the wide angle zooms Nikon has produced, no questions asked, which is saying something. Perhaps the sharpest wide angle zoom you can buy for a Nikon body. The usual heavy-duty approach to build quality. Short of the very exposed front and rear elements, this lens is batter-resistant. I’ve bumped and dropped mine more than once in pursuit of a picture, and not only does it work as before, but there’s no evidence of the abuse. “¦   READ FULL REVIEW

Pop Photo

Despite rather high linear distortion at shortest and longest focal lengths, this is a remarkably fine constant-aperture, high-speed wide-angle zoom. “¦ READ FULL REVIEW

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