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

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Michael Benveniste
Michael Benveniste Veteran Member • Posts: 5,500
Re: Is 17-35mm f2.8 Nikon still good?

nznikon wrote:

I've used APS in the past and think they do outstanding work. My only concern was the cost of repairing the lens since my intention (pre-autofocusing problem) was to sell it. With the added cost of the repair, I'm not sure if I'd be able to sell it for a reasonable price.

For parts or as a manual focus lens, 28-70mm f/2.8's seem to sell for around $200.  Fully functional, they sell for around $500-$550.  If you aren't using the lens, I doubt it's worth repairing.  Even at aliexpress, a new "Genuine" motor runs $250.  Had I not planned to use my 17-35mm, I would have sold it for parts.

If you have the skills and confidence (I don't), you might be able to repair it yourself.  Others such as Richard Haw might be able to give you some pointers.

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