9 out of 10 points and recommended
A lens that is quite sharp at certain focal length and aperture combinations. At f2.8 you get an excellent depth of field but the image sharpness is not outstanding. It's a bit soft.reviewed December 12th, 2006 (purchased for $920)
Some excellent macro shot can be taken with it and you obtain a great level of detail despite the focus being a little soft.
It's a lens that I think that I should be using more often, particularly with nature shots. An excellent buy! I hope that nikon can improve on the sharpness of this lens, will benefit everyone.