Further to my Decisions blog entry, I’ve pretty much decided on the Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8. The lens will be used for people shots in tight spaces, often available light only, as well as the occasional landscape shot. It will be replacing my Tokina 12-24 and Nikkor 18-70.
Nikon’s announcement of two new (non-DX) zooms yesterday, a 14-24 f/2.8 and a 24-70 f/2.8, leaves me with a decision to make. Should I buy the 17-55 brand-new now or wait for cheap(er) second-hand copies from owners “upgrading” to either of the two new lenses?
Three factors to consider:
– the two new lenses won’t be available until November. With Nikon’s previous track record, they may not be easily obtainable until next year. Will second-hand copies pop-up before then? Will the price of a brand-new 17-55 drop as a result?
Hmmm… I think I may have answered my own question. Lens lust is such an evil thing.