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Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G AF-S DX

Review Date: Nov 15, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,200.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: As sharp as most primes, built well, zoom doesn't slide when shooting downward, awesome color & contrast.
Big & heavy. A bit pricey. Very minor chromatic aberration in direct sunlight.

This is my new "everyday" lens. It rarely leaves my D200. I am so impressed with the sharpness of this lens; it can hold up next to many of my primes, which is quite impressive for a zoom. The color and contrast are fantastic.

I have the 18-200 and hated the fact that the zoom would slide out if I was shooting downward. (Thus ruining the shot.) This zoom is solid, almost stiff. Which, to me, is a good thing.

The only flaws I've found are: very minor chromatic aberration in bright sunlight (backlit shots), heavy, and pricey. The price, overall, is most definately worth it. You will get your money's worth.