Nikon DX16-80/2.8-4 or DX17-55/2.8 ?

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Cycletourer Regular Member • Posts: 456
Re: Nikon DX16-80/2.8-4 or DX17-55/2.8 ?

A polarising question to be sure OP and one asked many times in this forum.

Only you can decide at the end of the day which set of compromises best suits.

After a quick trial of both lenses, I made the decision to go with the 17-55, favouring the quicker focusing of the two used available copies and a perception of more robustness of the heavier lens.

I don't think you could go too wrong with either although I must confess I'm not a huge fan of the 17-55s millstone weight around my neck for too long.

Just reread your post OP and spotted you'll be utilising a mirrorless Z50 which I suspect might be unbalanced with the weighty 17-55.

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