Greetings, I recently got Nikkor 17-55 f2.8 lens and have been using it a bit, thought I would share some various scenario photos. Note; I didn;t use a tripod for any, and didn;t use a flash but for the car shot..... I gotta say I am going to really love this lens once I get used to it My wife and child taken outside our door on the way out for sunday brunch. Overcast, kinda gloomy day. The original photo shows incredible detail in Efthalia's hair etc and skin tones are nice and warm. car show in san francisco mascone center - crappy lighting 40+ feet up. I used a flash pointed straight up bumped 1 stop on the flash. I am digging the clarity, lack of the typical flash hotspot and the fact that the background shows well, even way back. the little one playing - no setup, just grab the camera and shoot, aperture priority f2.8 - a backward bounced flash would have really made this one but again, impressed with color, brightness etc. As I was walking back to BART after the car show I literally took off the lens cap, aperture priority 2.8 again, and shot as I walked. I think once I really have some time to play around with this, and test different settings of the same subjects etc, and get a handle on how FAST this lens is............ I am going to like it even more. I also shot a party we had at the house, indoor daytime gloomy outside..... Impressed with it again....... both w/out a flash in rooms with skylights, and with a flash once it started getting dark outside. If any of you guys that have lived with this lens for awhile have some useful tips ro techniques to try with it, I am all ears.