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Nikon AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED (3.2x)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 726 reviews of Nikon AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED (3.2x). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the price.

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On average, users rate this product 92/100 and experts rate this product 73/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED (3.2x)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Nikon AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED (3.2x) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability. The reliability is also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the price.

design, reliability, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom LensNIKON JAA788DA 17-55mm f2.8G DX AF-S IF-ED Zoom-Nikkor Lens - (Cameras Camera Accessories)

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED (3.2x)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Nikon AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED (3.2x) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and reliability are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the price.

usability, design, reliability, size

price

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom LensNikon Zoom-Nikkor - Zoom lens - 17 mm - 55 mm - f/2.8 G ED-IF AF-S DX - Nikon F

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

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

 

While I hope to create a full Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management...

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Expert review by: Photocrati Staff (photocrati.com)

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

 

The Nikkor AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX is a professional grade lens and it certainly shows up regarding its exceptionally high build quality as well as very fast AF speed. Optically it is, without doubt, a very good lens but it has a few issues. The...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Photocrati Staff (photocrati.com)

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

 

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...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Aaron Schultz (digitalhomethoughts.com)

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

 

Nikkor brings us a top-quality gold-ring (professional-grade) lens with the AF-S DX 17-55mm F/2.8 G IF-ED. Sharp as a tack with exceptional build quality, its metal-body and rubber sealing to prevent against dust and humidity speak to its quality. A...

Extremely sharp ; Amazing auto-focus accuracy and speed ; Excellent build quality

Hefty price tag ; Hefty weight (for some)

If you are looking to invest in some serious glass, then I have to say that the Nikkor AF-S DX 17-55 F/2.8 G IF-ED is a fantastic choice for the serious hobbyist to the professional photographer. With its impressive build quality and its unbelievable...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: (ephotozine.com)

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

 

Gary Wolstenholme reviews the premium DX lens from Nikon, the Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S lens. Find out how it performs in our review.

Very good sharpness in the centre at f/2.8; Excellent across the frame when stopped down; Tank-like build quality; Fast autofocus; Low falloff for a f/2.8 zoom

Expensive

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: WDC Team (whatdigitalcamera.com)

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

 

Nikon's 17-55mm lens is designed for Nikon DX (APS-C) sized sensors. With a fast continuous aperture of f/2.8...

Good build quality, Sonic Wave Motor, fast f/2.8 aperture

Slower Sonic Wave Motor than comparable Canon lens

It may cost a lot, but the amount of features - such as the high build, SWM and fast f/2.8 aperture - definitely puts this lens in a professional category. The high optical performance is also a bonus, and Nikon owners will be proud to own such a great...

May, 2007

Expert review by: Klaus Schroiff (photozone.de)

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

 

The Nikkor AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 G IF-ED DX is a gold ring lensindicating a professional grade Nikon lens for F-mount DSLRs.It is a designated DX lens with a reduced image circle - thereforeit is not compatible to full frame Nikon cameras. The...

The Nikkor AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX is a professional grade lens and it certainlyshows up regarding its exceptionally high build quality as well as very fast AF speed.Optically it is, without doubt, a very good lens but it has a few issues. The...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: (ephotozine.com)

Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED DX

 

Once again showing their commitment to the DX format, Nikon have produced this professional quality standard zoom lens. It is not small and it is certainly not cheap, so what has it got going for it? We take a look.

Excellent wide-open performance, especially at the wider focal length, Good build quality., Excellent contrast and colour rendition., Good hood included

Hood useless with on board flashes

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: (photoreview.com.au)

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

 

This professional quality, mid-range zoom lens has been designed specifically for the 'APS-C' sized sensors used in all of Nikon's DSLR cameras and is quite a different beast from the 18-55mm lens supplied with the D50 camera reviewed in this issue....

This professional quality, mid-range zoom lens has been designed specifically for the 'APS-C' sized sensors used in all of Nikon's DSLR cameras and is quite a different beast from the 18-55mm lens supplied with the D50 camera reviewed in this issue....

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: photodo.com (photodo.com)

REVIEW: Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED DX

 

Once again showing their commitment to the DX format, Nikon have produced this professional quality standard zoom lens. It is not small and it is certainly not cheap, so what has it got going for it? We take a look.

Excellent wide-open performance, especially at the wider focal length; Good build quality.; Excellent contrast and colour rendition.; Good hood included

Disappointing control of distortion at the wide end.; Price, although value for money is relative.; Hood useless with on board flashes

Nikon recommend this lens for use as a standard on their top end cameras and with an approximate 30% improvement on performance over the 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 we can see why. With lens quality fast becoming the limiting factor where top end digital imaging...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Nikon/Fujifilm
Product Type:Wide Angle Zoom Lens
Usage:Digital Cameras
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