Nikon 24-70 versus 17-55

Started Jan 6, 2008 | Discussions thread
Thomas Streng Senior Member • Posts: 2,770
Re: Nikon 24-70 versus 17-55

I have a 17-55 and have compared it to some other lenses like the 28/1.4 and the 17-35. My 17-55 outperformed both at least at f2.8 and f4 regarding sharpnes/resolution.

I also find that the 17-55 might not give the most contrasty images it delievers very nice transitions between the tones.

I could see how the 24-70 could suit your needs a little better for shooting portraits. 15 mm is not much but as mentioned before the difference between using a 82mm lens or 105mm and I think the difference can be seen.
I wonder how the 24-70 works in regards of bokeh.
Have you compared those 2 lenses sizewise?

Even if I had the 24-70 for kids and portrait photos I think I still would want the 17-55 for general purpose. Personally I dont like the big hood.
Cheers, Tom

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