AFS 17-35 mm f/2.8 Nikkor ED-IF

The optical quality of the AFS 17-35 mm f/2.8 is superb. The insert shows a 12 X magnification of a detail 2 by 2 mm off-axis on the original image. Picture taken with the lens mounted on an F5 and set to f/2.8 at 35 mm. The weave pattern of the sweater is crisply defined even when the zoom is used wide open. A small digression: Please note that the person's picture on the ID card clearly shows him with long "hippie"-style hair. That's an internal joke of his!

© Bjørn Rørslett

The 17-35 shows exceptional resistance to flare and ghosting. This picture was taken by shooting directly into spotlights with the lens set at 35 mm and f/2.8. Identical results were obtained at the 17 mm setting.