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

DX-17-55_L
Review Date: Mar 7, 2006 Recommend? | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros: please see my prior review
Cons:
please see my prior review

I said I'll be back with some news, and here I am.
I got a new copy of this zoom after a one month out-of-stocks delay.
This copy don't have the great problems of the first one, and works much better.
Someone asked me why I scored a 3 if my copy was a bad one, and I answered people may know that buying a $1,500 lens, you can get a potatoe. Even if you can get it changed.

Tests with new copy say that at 2.8, you don't have good sharpness, better close a couple of diaphrams.
Results are good, no doubt, but not 1,500 dollars good !
The 18-35mm 3.5-4.5 gives me more sharpness. Strange, isn't it ?
Anyway, I had the new copy less than a week. I sold it yet. But let the lens a long week end to the buyer for him to try.
He felt happy, and so do I.
Pik


 
Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G AF-S DX

DX-17-55_L
Review Date: Jan 15, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 3 

 
Pros:
Cons:
Mine is very bad and very soft. My 18-70mmm f:3.5 - 5.6 works much better. Tomorrow it will be back to the seller for chaech and change (cause I'm sure mine is bad but others are good). Will keep informed.

Can't judge this lens yet, but I guess you people must take care if you buy a one, and check it as much as you can.

I'll be back with news.

pik