Nikon 17-55mm 2. 8 lens

Discussion in 'Arts, Literature & Photography' started by Acer89, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Acer89

    Acer89 James

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I've been wanting to replace my kit lenses with something decent but only if I can find them used and in excellent condition.

    I found this used Nikon 17-55mm 2. 8 lens in my local photo equipment shop and the manager sold it to me at a very special price because I was a new customer and he wants me to come back for more supplies.

    It's a lovely lens and compared to the kit lens it's built like a tank. I'm also informed it's known as a pro lens because of the gold ring around the top. It also has many favourable reviews.

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/1755.htm

    Don't expect anything spectacular ... Early days for me and I'm very much a beginner :scratchhead:

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  2. Godfather

    Godfather Forum GOD!

    Very nice lens, I had the same one until my daughter found it a few years ago and dropped it! You will be pleased. The ED glass is special.
     
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  3. Acer89

    Acer89 James

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Thank you @Godfather
    Just been having a play ... It's a very sweet lens and following your post I've been reading up on ED glass.
    http://www.nikon.com/products/sportoptics/how_to/guide/fieldscopes/choosing/choosing_03.htm
    I'm now educated :happy:

    Very sorry to hear about yours though. You must have been gutted. :ohmy:

    I'm not sure if I should purchase a lens protector as I've been reading mixed reviews about them.
     
  4. Godfather

    Godfather Forum GOD!

    Gutted was an understatement! Always get a polarising filter to protect the lens. Saves on cleaning and any accidents which will happen. Recommend Hoya as the Nikon ones are silly money.
     
  5. Acer89

    Acer89 James

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Thanks I've heard good things about Hoya and currently heavily discounted on Amazon for the pro version.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/77mm-Digit...1410&sr=1-2&keywords=Hoya+PRO1+digital+filter

    Going to place an order now. Unlike my other lenses the Nikon 17-55mm 2. 8 glass is nearly to the front of the frame so I wouldn't want to damage that.
     
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    Godfather Forum GOD!

  7. AlexNoodles

    AlexNoodles Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Greater London
    I have hoya pro's on all my lenses. Not too worried about them acting as a bullet proof vest, but they are more like a condom, just to shield the crap hitting my actual lense, so easier to clean etc

    would hate to have a quick clean and notice a bit of sand wrecking the actual lens itself!
     
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