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Gotta love the 17-55...

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Donzo98, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Donzo98

    Donzo98

    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    There is just something about this lens... I just love it. If I had to pick a favorite lens for all around use the 17-55 is it. I have the 24-70 too... but the 17-55 just fits better. Not crazy about the length of the 24-70... a bit awkward to me.

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  2. lr0868

    lr0868

    May 25, 2008
    henderson, nv
    cute kids, and beautiful photos!
     
  3. Hey Don,
    I could not agree more. The lens just "feels right"...hard to explain. The 24-70 is nice on a FF body range wise but it is not all that wide on DX.
     
  4. gadgetguy11

    gadgetguy11

    Nov 16, 2005
    Kentucky
    Agreed, Don!! The 17-55 is the only DX lens I kept for my D300 when I added a D3 and D700 to the mix.

    Great images of 2 awesome kids!
     
  5. InFocusFoto

    InFocusFoto

    51
    Aug 1, 2008
    Idaho
    Great shots! I love my 17-55, how is it on a FF body?
     
  6. Donzo98

    Donzo98

    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    Don't know... it is glued to my D2XS...:wink:
     
  7. Donzo98

    Donzo98

    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    ... and the 24-70 is also not that long on FX.
     
  8. 151proof

    151proof

    424
    Jun 6, 2008
    SD
    You guys are correct and the lens just "feels right"... especially on my D300 compared to my D80 when I had it. Great shots BTW!
     
  9. JDann24

    JDann24

    663
    Dec 15, 2007
    Garland, Texas
    Cute kids... I also love my 17-55, it performs quite well wide open compared to my 28-70.
     
  10. nht800

    nht800

    Aug 26, 2008
    Missouri, USA
    I'm thinking about this lens and debating it with primes.
     
  11. I totally agree Don. I have bought and sold this lens twice, replacing it with the Beast, twice, amongst other lenses. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:  But, in the end, I purchased a another 17-55, new, for my D300 and I couldn't be happier. The Beast is an awesome lens, but the 17-55 lives on my camera for landscape and candid photography. It also helps me maintain my super-reduced kit, 10.5, 17-55, 70-180 micro and 300 2.8. :biggrin:
     
  12. I really miss my 17-55, which I sold along with my D300 to pick up the D700. I can imagine getting one again soon though. Just fantastic shots.
     
  13. What's not to love?

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  14. nice shots
    the 17-55 is glued to the D200... but, the duo rarely gets used since i bought the D3

    in fact.... the zoom ring is VERY STIFF from DISuse, i guess
    i don't remember it being that way before... maybe i'm wrong
     
  15. rogerj

    rogerj

    22
    Mar 4, 2008
    UK
    Hi Don,
    I startes out with the Nikon 12-24, which was a pretty good lens. Then I bought the 17-55mm primarily because it was faster, but I have to say that I feel more comfortable with with it than anything else I own. As others have aid it just feels right, and encourages you to use it! Nice shots of the children!

    good luck,

    Roger
     
  16. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    beautiful children and a wonderful lens...;-)
     
  17. Different strokes. I've always been partial to the 24-70mm focal length and after trying one I am in love with it. 17-55mm doesn't do it for me and is less versatile for my shooting style.

    For a long time I've found that my taste was different from others and I've always preferred longer than wider for everyday and walk around lenses.

    I guess I'll see how I feel when (not if) I go full frame. :smile:
     
  18. Dawgneck

    Dawgneck

    301
    Apr 25, 2007
    So Cal
    The 17-55 belongs in every DX kit.

    It was my favorite DX lens.

    I definitely miss it.
     
  19. Not in my kit Dawg :biggrin:

    Give me a 24-70mm on DX and I'm a happy camper.
     
  20. Dawgneck

    Dawgneck

    301
    Apr 25, 2007
    So Cal
    That 24-70mm is going to fit nicely in my FX kit when I land the D3.

    I still miss that 17-55 though.

    It was always on my D200/300 and took incredible pics.
     
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