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

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Kenster63 Regular Member • Posts: 164
Re: Nikon site good because of MTF

BasilG wrote:

pluton wrote:

I see no good reason why a Nikon with poor corners wide open should not generally similarly significantly improve by f8.

This is an apt description of the behavior of my copy of the 17-35/2.8. But---some of the readers here seem to want their lenses to match the center performance at 1mm in from the corner. Yeah...that's not going to happen.

If you want to use your f/2.8 for things like astro, "but it sharpens up by f/8" won't help you very much.

Oh yeah, the 17-35 gives horribly distorted stars near and at the corners. I like my 14-24 much better for astro.

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