Is the Nikon AF-S DX 17-55mm f/2.8G worth the premium price?

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Is the Nikon AF-S DX 17-55mm f/2.8G worth the premium price?

I'm in the market for a constant aperture medium zoom lens, for my Nikon D7200.  I found the lenses listed below, and read some reviews.  One prerequisite is VC, because I want to use it for video as well.  And of course the constant f/2.8 aperture.

Can anyone tell me if the price of the price of the Nikon is justified, i.e., the pictures are superior?   That's a lot of money for a DX format lens!

Nikon AF-S DX 17-55mm f/2.8G - $1,496

Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 G2 Di VC USD G2 - $1,199

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art - $1,097

Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR DI-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) - $784

 zBernie's gear list:zBernie's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 Nikon D7200 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G +3 more
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