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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8G ED-IF vs Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR II

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8G ED-IF vs Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR IIto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Nikon 17-55mm f2.8G ED-IF Top Features

  • 17-55mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 77mm
  • Max Format: APS-C / DX
  • Nikon F (DX) Mount
  • Weight: 755g.
  • Diameter: 86mm
  • Length: 111mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.36m

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8G ED-IF

Nikon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR II Top Features

  • 18-55mm Focal Range
  • F3.5 – F5.6 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format:
  • Nikon F (DX) Mount
  • Weight: 195g.
  • Diameter: 60mm
  • Length: 66mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.28m
  • Max Magnification:0.31x

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR II

Our Winner: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8G ED-IF over Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR II

Focal Length – Wide 17mm vs 18mm
Optical Zoom 3.20x vs 3.10x
Max Aperture – Wide 2.8 vs 3.5
Max Aperture – Tele 2.8 vs 5.6
Diaphgragm Blades 9 vs 7
Focus Type Internal Focusing vs Extending front
Internal Zoom Yes vs No
Distance Scale Yes vs No
Depth-of-Field Scale Yes vs No
Weather Sealing Yes vs No

Pros Of Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR II over Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8G ED-IF
Image Stabilization Yes vs No
Weight 195g vs 755g
Diameter 60mm vs 86mm
Length 66mm vs 111mm
Filter Thread 52mm vs 77mm
Minimum Focus Distance 0.28m vs 0.36m
Max Magnification 0.31x vs x