Nikkor 17-55/2.8 size with hood?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by kjoosten, May 5, 2005.

  1. kjoosten

    kjoosten

    79
    May 1, 2005
    Houston, TX
    This sounds weird, but one of the things that is keeping me from upgrading from 17-35/2.8 to the 17-55 is that I've heard the hood is huge!
    I really like the size of the 17-35 with its hood - not too conspicuous or clumsy to carry. Can anyone tell me how much longer the lens-hood combination of the 17-55 is compared to the 17-35?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Kent,

    The hood is larger then the 17-35 hood, but smaller then the 28-70 hood. I don't have it with me now, but I'd guess it is in the 2.25 to 2.5 inch range.
     
  3. Kent,

    One more thing. I found that the extra 25mm made the 17-55 much more useful then the 17-35. Additionally you lose nothing in quality.
     
  4. kjoosten

    kjoosten

    79
    May 1, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Thanks, Jeff.
    I'm in a "lens consolidation" phase, and that one just looks too good to pass by - 24/2.8: gone, 45P: gone, 18-70: gone, 17-35: gone. Almost every time I use the 17-35, I find that a good portion of the shots are pegged at 35mm and I need to crop later. I'm just trying to avoid the 28-70/2.8 "paparazzi" look.
     
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