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DSLR lens survey: which do you use, 17-55 or 28-70/f2.8

Valentino

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Valentino Awarded for high level skills in landscape and wildlife photography Registered since 04th Dec 2004
Tue 15-Nov-05 07:51 PM

I'm curious which mid-range zoom most DSLR users use, the 17-55 or the 28-70 f/2.8.

I don't want to address the merits of the optics as this has been done to death in other threads. Both are great with the 28-70 perhaps having an edge in bokeh. I'm looking at a simple survey of what people are using.

I have a Nikkor 12-24, 18-70DX and 70-200VR. At some point I may replace the mid-range zoom, but no hurry at all. I can see great arguments for both, 17-55 and 70-200 as a two lens combo, less switching, or a three lens combo 12-24, 17-55 (or 28-70) and 70-200. A 17-55 overlaps and the 28-70 gaps (more).

So the survey questions I propose to those with pro-glass are:

1) which do you use

2) if you had to start again, which would you buy, assuming you get only one choice

Albert J Valentino
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