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Old Mar 20, 2007, 5:34 PM   #1
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17-35/2.8

17-55/2.8

I'll have to choose which one to buy. But I guess that there can be preference. Maybe quality or anything else??

Please, who has them, do you know the reason to get first or second?

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Old Mar 20, 2007, 5:58 PM   #2
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I have the 17-55 for my D80. The 17-35 is designed for film and digital cameras.

The 17-55 is designed for the APS sized sensor of DSLR's. I read the image quality

is similar.:-)
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Thank you. So if I'd like to use it with Nikon FM I should get 17-35/2.8 ?
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That lens would work on the FM. However, its a rather large lens try it out at

a camera shop before purchasing it.

The FM was my first SLR back in 1980 loved it.
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I've got a lens 85/1.4 It is large enough. But with D200 it's ok. So you think 17-35/2.8 would also be ok?
But first of all I'm interested in quality of picture. I hope it's fine on the lens I try to choose.
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First the caveat: I don't own either the 17-35 or 17-55.

However, reviews seem to indicate the following:

If you want a lens for landscapes (i.e., stopping down the lens, faraway distances), the 17-35 will be better. However, for PJ uses, the 17-55 (sharper wide open and at closer distances) will be better.

In addition, you'll need to weigh in the FF/DX factor.


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