Fellow Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 Owners

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  1. tenlientl

    tenlientl TPF Noob!

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    For a couple of months now I've been going back and forth between Nikkor 24-70mm, Sigma 24-70mm and Tamron 28-75mm. I've decided to go for the Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 and so far on regrets.

    I own a D90, but a part of me wishes I've gone with the 24-70mm, but whatever.

    Anyone wanna share their 17-55mm experience? Photos?

    Has anyone bought the 17-5mm, but decided to go for the 24-70mm or any other lens after a month or so? If so, why?
     
  2. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The 17-55 is a DX lens. I bet there'll be a whole lot of people making the switch to the 24-70.
     
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    tenlientl TPF Noob!

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    Anyone with a cropped camera that's still using the 17-55mm? How about switching to the 24-70mm with the cropped camera?

    I know it's not a huge difference, but I was afraid that the 24-70mm may not be wide enough. I've tried both, but not for a long time, so I stuck with the 17-55mm. Still no regret so far, despite of this thread.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It's not wide enough. Taking the crop factor into account the 24-70 basically IS a 17-55 except for full frame bodies.

    I use the 28-70 f/2.8 on my film body, and as much as I drool on this lens it never comes with me on my D200 without the 18-70 in my pocket too for the wide angles.
     
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    ranmyaku TPF Noob!

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    I probably would have gone for the 17-55 but I opted for the 24-70 since I already have the 12-24.

    You have a great lens. I doubt you'll be disappointed.
     
  6. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    +1 :thumbsup:

    and it compliments the 70-200mm quite nicely.
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Unless I am misinterpreting the NikonUSA.com website, the 17-35 is the FX lens and the 17-55 a DX lens.

    Since I already have the 24-70 and the 70-200, the next logical choice for me is the Nikkor 12-24. It is the 2nd last piece of the D700 puzzle for me.
     
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    The 12-24mm is a DX lens. You may have meant to say the 14-24mm which is FX.
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Totally correct, my typo. :)
     
  10. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    I used to use the 17-55 on my D70, and it's a phenomenal lens at 17mm, kind of lousy at 55 though.

    I had to sell it off to pay rent for a couple months, but in the short time I had it, I LOVED IT TO DEATH!!!

    24-70 is a really REALLY boring range on DX, and I think you made a good decision to go with the 17-55. Worse comes to worse, you can resell it for about 900 on craigslist.

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