Is 17-35mm f2.8 Nikon still good?

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paul-nm Regular Member • Posts: 180
Re: Is 17-35mm f2.8 Nikon still good?

I'm still using the 17-35 AF-S I bought more than twenty years ago. In fact, I bought it about the same time I got the D1 (1999?).

In the 20+ years I've owned it I have had to send it in to have the focus motor replaced once, about four years ago. I use the lens for both landscape and Astro photography. I did have the opportunity to try the 14-24 F/2.8 and I liked it better for Astro but actually liked the 17-35 over the 14-24 for landscape. Stopped down to f/16 my 17-35 doesn't  seem to suffer diffraction. But the vignette on the 17-35 is more harsh than the 14-24 was. Also, the range of 17-35 seemed to fit my needs better. But, it's also what I'm used to using and composing. So...

And, since I already have an excellent working 17-35 it was hard for me to justify spending the $$ to replace it...

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