Yaaaaaa! Just ordered the 17-55...

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Larty, May 4, 2007.

  1. Larty

    Larty

    79
    Apr 12, 2007
    U.S.A.
    Can't wait!

    Next up.. 70-200VR.

    Looks like ramen for a few months...

    :biggrin:

    Jimmy
     
  2. I've had mine for about three years. Just now coming off the ramen. :)

    It is my most used and useful lens. It doesn't do any one thing in a spectacular fashion but it does pretty much everything very well. It was a last minute decision for me to purchase the 17-55 instead of some others and, as it turns out, it was a great decision. I think you will find it living on your cam.

    BTW, it matches up VERY well with the 70-200, just a killer pair.

    Phil
     
  3. Zee71

    Zee71

    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Excellent! The 17-55mm is on my wish list, I just recently purchased the 70-200mm VR.....it's an awesome piece of glass. It's a heavy piece of gear, but you won't be disappointed with the results.
     
  4. congratulations Jimmy... and welcome to the Cafe!
     
  5. cadman

    cadman

    301
    Dec 4, 2006
    Johns Creek, GA
    It does do one thing great;

    It becomes the lens least likely to leave your camera. It is the best lens for events, landscapes, and portraits together. I don't think there is another lens that has the do it all (at a pro level) ability of this bad boy.

    I got mine just a couple of months ago with my 70-200. My subs cannot figure out why cash flow is slow :eek:

    I have along way to go to know it, but I already love it.
     
  6. I just got mine, and it IS awesome. Congratulations!
     
  7. nykonian

    nykonian

    570
    May 4, 2007
    New York
    I currently have a 28-70mm f/2.8, which is an incredible lens, but I am thinking to trade it for a 17-55mm. What do you think?
     
  8. I would never give my 28-70 away. It's such a good lens!
    If you talk about reach, just get a 12-24 for supplement.
     
  9. dlee79

    dlee79

    49
    Sep 2, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    I used to have a 28-70, but sold it and got a 17-55. I never regretted that decision. 17-55 just seems to be a better match for the 1.5x crop factor.
     
  10. cadman

    cadman

    301
    Dec 4, 2006
    Johns Creek, GA
    Agreed

    I tried out the 28-70 extensively before deciding on the 17-55. If I was buying for FF the 28-70 would be the choice but I hope my D200 will be around awhile.

    For me, the range of the 17-55 is much more useful on the 1.5 crop.
     
  11. jaleel

    jaleel

    90
    Apr 3, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    the 17-55 is my walkaround lens now.. you won't be disappointed =)
     
  12. gadgetguy11

    gadgetguy11

    Nov 16, 2005
    Kentucky
    Depending on what you shoot, you will most likely be glad you did.
     
  13. Getson

    Getson

    144
    Oct 10, 2006
    Halifax, NS
    Nice choice! It's on my wish list along with a good macro lens.
     
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