Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D used vs. 16-35mm f/4G new

Started Oct 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
Rich Rosen Senior Member • Posts: 2,333
Re: Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D used vs. 16-35mm f/4G new

Aaron WillisChang wrote:

Although I love my 17-35 dearly, be aware they are quite notorious for picking up the AF squeak issue, and even more so that the lens is discontinued and chances are the 17-35, while in pristine condition, has been used a lot. I wouldn't risk buying a used one if you have any doubts at all in its integrity.

That said, I would love for Nikon to make a proper replacement for the 17-35 instead of this long 16-35 awkward lens. Bleh.

I have gone years with the "squeak issue." It may eventually kill my lens, but not yet.  I'll get it repaired, if the price is right and there isn't a good replacement for it (although the Tamron 15-30 sounds impressive).

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