Nikon DX 17-55mm f/2.8G (My New Lens)

March 19, 2008 - By 

I finally bought it. I mentioned on my photoblog a while back that I was looking at getting a new main lens. My kit lens (18-70mm f3.5-4.5G) was not as fast or as sharp as I needed, and it was frustrating to constantly switch between my 20mm prime and my 50mm prime. I wanted a lens that could stay on my camera and allow me to do wide angle shots (20mm) AND low aperture, narrow depth of field portraits (50mm). This piece of glass fit the bill. It is expensive and HEAVY, but so far I am happy with it. I’m excited to be able to walk around with one fast lens that will do 90% of what I need for every day photography. I haven’t been able to shoot much with it yet, but I will post some examples soon.

EDIT: Todays photoblog post is from my first night of shooting. It was great to take a shot with the sun down this far and still get detail in the shadows. So far so good. Ill post more as I shoot.

  • Dude… your going to love that lens. I’ve rented it before and just hated to give it back.

  • I love that lens as well – it’s one of THE lenses fpr Nikon APS-C 🙂

  • Indeed, a wonderful piece of glass. I have a few images on my flickr stream, if you’re interested. Sharp? Oooh yes.

  • Thanks for the post! Found it buried in my Google Reader when I was looking for lenses for my D50. I’ll look into it as the 18-55mm kit lens is lacking…

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