Will Nikon add VR to the 17-55 2.8 dx ever?

Started Apr 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Ray Ritchie
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Re: Will Nikon add VR to the 17-55 2.8 dx ever?
In reply to Adventsam, Apr 12, 2013

Adventsam wrote:

Quite honestly I'm amazed it was never released with it? anyone else know if this is going to happen, is it that big of a deal?

I haven't checked the dates, but I think I've had my 17-55 since about 2006, so the design is at least 7 years old. At that time, VR was much less common than it is now, and probably wasn't considered to be worth the expense for a normal zoom.

I doubt we'll see an updated version of this lens unless Nikon eventually brings out the D400. The primary market for such a lens would be professionals, and most of them seem to have moved to FX, except for such applications as wildlife shooting (which is obviously not the strength of a 17-55).

Some folks still seem to think a D400 is coming later this year - so check back then.

Ray
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