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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 center performance
is nothing short of stellar but the borders are a little worse than desirable at 24mm @ f/2.8 and
at 55mm (for such a lens).
The level of CAs, distortions as well as vignetting is quite typical for a lens in this class
but then thing aren't substantially better either. So all-in-all there may be a few question marks
regarding the price/performance ratio of this lens. It simply lacks the greatness suggested
by its price tag.
Inget betygNikon Nikkor AF-S DX 17-55 mm f/2.8G IF-ED
- great workmanship quality,
- fabulous frame centre sharpness for the whole range of aperture and focal lengths,
- very good picture quality for the frame border,
- only slight astigmatism,
- vignetting smaller than with the most serious competitors,
- good work against the light,
- great autofocus work.
- chromatic aberration a bit too visible, especially for f/2.8,
- big size and weight.
Inget betygDigital Home Thoughts
Summary: 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 super-fast and silent AF system featuring a maximum aperture of 2.8 round out the offering. You'll definitely be getting what you pay for - if you can swallow the price tag.