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

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This high-performance, wide-angle zoom is designed exclusively for use with Nikon’s APS-C size/DX-Format, is fast and versatile for travel and portrait work
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  • 5

    Nikkor DX 17-55mm f2.8 lens

    Posted by Chris Krokoszynski on May 14, 2022

    Great multi- purpose lens

  • 5

    A fantastic walk around lens for DX if you don´t mind a bit of weight.

    Posted by WebFootSTi on July 9, 2018

    A fantastic walk around lens for DX if you don´t mind a bit of weight.

    f/2.8 allows a street photographer more low light opportunity´s.

    It´s not that big, or heavy for a serious amateur, but a really good neck strap is required for all day use.

    Personally I use a smallish camera backpack that can hold my 70-200 f/2.8 and with a few bits of clips and webbing without the need for a neck strap, but one has to be somewhat creative to put the pieces together on the cheap.

  • 5

    Great combo with D500

    Posted by Pepenxmaster on May 29, 2017

    it will be full potential unlock with d500. Love it

  • 4

    My Main Lens !

    Posted by StreetMan on May 25, 2016

    I am basically a street photographer. I´ve used this lens almost exclusively on D7000 for 5 years. It is super sharp and the 2.8 allows low light shooting. It is heavy, no question. But the sharpness, zoom range and 2.8 depth of field are perfect for the pics I make.

    The one downside I´ve seen is that the rubber ´´zoom ring´´ stretches out over time (I am on #3). It is easily replaced via Nikon or third party.

    VR? None. But that is not a huge deal in my work. Long lenses, yes. But not this one. I´d probably turn it off based on past experiences with VR anyway. And the $ savings for ´´old´´ technology makes up for no VR as well.

  • 5

    This lens is a beast! Very sharp and almost flawless!

    Posted by Ryan on April 18, 2015

    This lens is crazy on my D7100! When you get it right this thing almost hurts the eyes it´s so sharp! Colors are amazing and it´s built to withstand a war!
    I only have three complaints, sometimes there is chromatic aberrations, the zoom ring on mine is kinda weird feeling but from what I understand it´s just the older technology which brings me to my next gripe, THIS LENS NEEDS TO BE UPDATED WITH VR!
    Fast focus and sharp sharp sharp! They will last forever, mine has been through 3 owners and probably 10years old. The zoom ring rubber is starting to come off!
    Just buy it! And don´t be afraid to buy it used!

  • 5

    Versatile and a great kit-lens replacement for Nikon DX DSLRs.

    Posted by josheek on April 5, 2015

    Once you put this on your Nikon DSLR DX body, it will never come off unless you need a wider aperture than f/2.8. The highest retail price on a DX lens is well worth every penny. You have the close-to-similar standard zoom range of 17-55 as the kit lens (18-55mm) that came with your body (unless you got the 18-140mm), but with more bells and whistles in image quality. You can achieve great depths of field (bokeh) to awesome sharp landscape photos at various focal lengths and aperture settings.

    One of the biggest drawbacks is the weight of the lens. It is definitely heavier than most DX lenses—including the 55-300mm, but no complaints with the quality of photos you´re going to get in return. This is definitely my go-to lens in low-light conditions for portraits when a little zoom is needed. I use this lens intermittently between my D5200 and newly added D7200 bodies along with the 35mm f/1.8 prime lens.

  • 4

    If you only own one lense - own this one.

    Posted by Elbo on May 21, 2014

    This lens has been of great use to me in my work as a location scout. It never comes off my DX format Nikon! 17-55mm is a very useful range, perfect for low light interior shots, bokeh-licious portraits, and beautiful landscapes. It focusses quickly and accurately. Note, as a DX dedicated lens I would not recommend using with full frame FX format - vignetting will occur through the entire range.

  • 5

    Super objectif,

    Posted by Jack on February 8, 2014

    Après utilisation de l´objectif 17-55 f2.8, j´ai été estomaqué de sa performance.

    C´est un super objectif!!

    Merci Nikon

  • 5

    Tack Sharp

    Posted by Blues2cool on January 11, 2014

    This is a must have with your DX SLR compare this to the kit lens and you will throw the kit lens away. It is a professional quality lens and very fast at F2.8. It is my primary portrait lens backed up by a 70 mm to 200mm DX F 2.8 the pair are just about all you would need. It also does a wonderful job for weddings and landscapes. If you haven´t purchased this lens yet you have no idea what you are missing!