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Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S

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Review Date: May 29, 2006 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 1 

 
Pros: Excellent build quality
Cons:
Not suitable for digital

I don't understand why people are so lyrical about; it's just NOT sharp on a dSLR.
Probably the sharpest zoom on a SLR, but if you only shoot digital: do not buy this.

The focus is right-on tho, but 9 out of 10 times I will end up with an unsharp image; and I'll have to do a lot of post-processing to come up with something useful. Tested it with two copies on two bodies.

Also take a look at userpictures @ Pbase.com if you think i'm wrong. Almost every image taken with a dSLR is relatively unsharp.
Don't be mistaken by his legendary status, save yourself a lot of trouble and get the 17-55/2.8; which gives much better results.

Ciao!