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

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Michael Benveniste
Michael Benveniste Veteran Member • Posts: 5,495
Re: 17-35mm f2.8 bokeh is harsh

dave gaines wrote:

I've only tested this recently and not many times. Your results may vary. I'd ask people here who like their 17-35 lenses to give this a try when focusing close with a background element in the frame. Let us know what you think.

Quick snap of my living room with an OOC JPEG:

Yes, I know the EXIF is munged.  I've never figured out why.

And a 100% crop of the gumball machine and the bookcase:

If you take a look at the clock and the Law Dictionary, you can see why I consider the bokeh to be "meh."  There's some bright line and doubling evident, but I can't really call it harsh.

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