Nikkor AF-S DX 17-55mm f/2.8 G IF-ED - Review / Test Report - Sample Shots & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Nikon / Nikkor (APS-C)

Sample Shots

The following sample shots were taken with a D7000 and RAW-converted via Capture One.

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Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 44.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/1250s
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Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 20.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/100s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 55.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/1600s
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Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 28.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/125s
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Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 55.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/160s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 55.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/125s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 17.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/500s
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Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 55.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/80s
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Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 38.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/320s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 55.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/320s
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Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 38.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/640s
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Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 26.0mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure 1/100s
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Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 55.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/3200s
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Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 23.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/320s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 55.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/1250s
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Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 17.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/400s
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Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 34.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/400s
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Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 50.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/640s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 32.0mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure 1/1250s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D7000
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 38.0mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure 1/1000s

Verdict

The Nikkor AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX is a professional grade lens and it certainly shows up regarding its exceptionally high build quality as well as very fast AF speed.

Optically it is, without doubt, a very good lens but it has a few issues. The center performance is generally excellent but the borders are a little worse than desirable at 24mm @ f/2.8 and at 55mm (for such a lens). Some field curvature at 17mm can also spoil the results at this setting.

The level of CAs is quite low and distortion is also well controlled for a standard zoom lens. The vignetting characteristic is about typical. The quality of the bokeh is rather mixed with issues regarding highlight rendition. The Nikkor also shows some rather heavy bokeh fringing.

Thus all-in-all there are question marks regarding the price/performance ratio of this lens. Our final verdict from the first review still remains valid: it simply lacks the greatness suggested by its high price tag.

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