Using D 700 with 17-55 DX lens

Started Feb 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
arachnophilia Veteran Member • Posts: 3,362
Re: 17-55 DX lens needs to go

i own a D700, and i owned a 17-55 at the same time.

my 17-55 ended up on consignment at the local camera shop.

it's just not worth it. trade it in for a 24-70 and you'll be happier.

The 17-55 is certainly of enough value to get you reasonably close to a 24-70 if you bought used. Probably within $400 to $500. Or else just stick with DX

i paid about $1500 for my 24-70, used, from lensrentals.

i bought it before i sold my 17-55, but i believe the 17-55 was at the shop on consignment first. the shop took a long time to sell it, but managed to net me $950, which i took in store credit. i bought an EN-EL4a, cap, charger, fancy lightmeter, and two pocketwizards with that plus about another $100. pretty good trade if you ask me.

prices have probably change a bit, though. the 17-55 is going down, and i think the 24-70 is holding value.

 arachnophilia's gear list:arachnophilia's gear list
Nikon D700 Nikon D300S Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G +3 more
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