Nikon AF-S DX 17-55mm f/2,8 G ED

Nikon AF-S DX 17-55mm f/2,8 G ED

This is a zoom lens manufactured by Nikon and the model was launched 2003.
The lens belongs to the category  normal zoom lenses, a normal lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.

Compatibility, autofocus and focal length

This lens is designed and meant for Nikon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.

The ability to use autofocus is available for all cameras.

The lens has a focal length of 17-55 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 26-82 mm on your Nikon camera.

Lens brightness and image stabilizer

The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.

This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.

A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 17 mm or at 55 mm the aperture value can be f/2,8.

The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.

Filter and Lens Hood

The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 77 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.

If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "HB-31".

Pictures (product and sample images)

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Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Things to consider before buying

Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.

  • The lens brightness, f/2,8
  • Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
  • Has a built-in autofocus motor
  • A lens hood is included
  • The lens is sealed against dust and moisture
  • Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
  • Heavy (755 gr)
  • The price (more info)

Specification

Product Name:Nikon AF-S DX 17-55mm f/2,8 G ED  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2003
Manufacturer:Nikon
Type of lens: Normal Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:  No Macro lens
Compatibility: Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Autofocus (AF): Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor: Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Range: 17-55 mm

This is a "DX" lens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to:  26-82 mm

Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 14 elements / 10 groups
Image Stabilizer: No
Closest Focusing Distance: 36 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 77 mm
Lens Hood: HB-31 (included)
Tripod mount: No (Read more)
Weather sealing: Yes
Dimensions (diameter x length): 85 x 110 mm
Weight: 755 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)

Product Page (Nikon):

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Reviews

fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
alldigitalnikon.com
bhphotovideo.com (reviews by users)
bythom.com
ephotozine.com
fredmiranda.com
imagepower.de
kenrockwell.com
Final words:
"The Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 AF-S is a tough f/2.8 pro lens.

If you need a fast midrange zoom, it's the only lens I'd consider for DX cameras. I'd never use a Sigma or Tamron; they always feel so junky in my hands.

Personally, I shoot the 35/1.8 DX in low light, and pass on zooms in good light. If I do use a zoom, it's a lighter-weight 18-55mm, or longer-range 18-200mm VR.

I wouldn't bother with the hood. I'd leave it at home in the box for resale later.

We're all different, which is why Nikon makes so many different lenses. This 17-55/2.8 is a superb lens for anyone who needs a big, fast, tough midrange zoom for DX. For most uses, the all-plastic 18-55mm VR does the same thing for much less money.

Don't even consider the full-frame FX 16-35mm f/4 VR for use on DX; this 17-55mm lens is a much better idea on DX. You're wasting most of the performance of the 16-35 if you're only using it on DX; leave the 16-35mm for FX shooters."
larstroels.dk
larstroels.dk
nikonglass.blogspot.com
photographyreview.com
slrlensreview.com
sportsshooter.com
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Pictures (product and sample images)

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