Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by LauraJohnston, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Examples/thoughts?
     
  2. I absolutely love my 17-55 with the D80 and D300. It's a sharp and versatile lens.

    Unfortunately, I am about to sell the lens. I just purchased a D700 (full frame) along with the 24-70 f/2.8. I'm transitioning away from my DX lenses. It kills me to lose this particular lens, though. :frown:

    Here are a few that I captured with this lens:

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    Thanks for looking...
    Glenn
     
  3. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Glenn, the first two images ROCK!
     
  4. Thanks Phillip...

    Last summer, I tried capturing images from within just a few miles of my house. Both of those scenes are just 10 minutes from my front door!

    Glenn
     
  5. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Then you are a very fortunate individual! I could stare at those images all day..
     
  6. It's a fantastic lens, you will love it.
     
  7. mrtac2man

    mrtac2man

    Jun 3, 2005
    CT
    jut got mine.. so have not really gave it a work out.. it works well for a walk around..

    here is one of my new toy taken with it..


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  8. RadarPing

    RadarPing

    107
    Feb 14, 2007
    Conroe, Texas
    I love this lens also and getting ready to make the decision to sell or keep with the addition of a D700 in the near future. I want to keep the D200 as a backup so I may keep this combo together as a great walk around lens.

    I don't post much and mine aren't nearly as good as Glenn's but here are a couple I have to share. I love this lens so much I thought I should share.

    Waterway Condo's taken in early morning light
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    This is Pedro the Parrot
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    Bird's eye This is a 100% crop of the above pic
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    This has some harsh lighting but very sharp.
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    And another that has some post processing.
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  9. thanks for the feedback! greatly appreciated :-D
     
  10. Love mine... You don't have to worry about sharpness, you just set the aperture based on the depth of field you want and start shooting. Samples below....

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  11. bigwilly

    bigwilly

    143
    Oct 19, 2007
    Toronto
    I just one yesterday from a fellow Nikoncafe member who was switching to FF. My first real shot from it.

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  12. Hey, nice shot. I tried one like this after seeing a similar one on Nikonians. In fact, this one looks very familiar. It may be the one I saw when I tried mine. This was taken with the 18-200VR.

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    So as to not hijack the thread, here's one from my 17-55/2.8

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  13. Brodman

    Brodman

    545
    Aug 26, 2007
    Knoxville, TN
    Wonderful pictures Glenn. I love this lens on both my D80 and D300 also.
     
  14. I happened to see a similar shot before I captured mine. It was a fun shot--placing the SB-600 inside the pages of the book.

    Nice shot.

    Glenn
     
  15. Thanks!
     
  16. My go to lens that rarely leaves my D300

    1/250, ISO 400, f/4.5

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  17. This one is great, Glenn.
     
  18. Thanks!

    I handheld my D80 with the 17-55 set at wide open (f/2.8), ISO 800 at 1/160th of a second. The 17-55 really earned its keep with this shot!

    Glenn
     
  19. You know, many of us are usually stuck into a mindframe that we can't easily break.

    Like, if you go to the ball game, then you can ONLY take good photos if you are close to the playground, and if you have a telephoto lens....

    But at this game, you obviously were at the "wrong" place with a "wrong" lens, so you just couldn't take some good photos, could you?

    Some people wouldn't even try.

    And then you come up with a shot like this one, to show all of us that sometimes it takes breaking out of the restrictive mindframe in order to take great photos.