8 out of 10 points and recommendedUseable range of focal lengths, VR, good all around lens.Not very fast, kind of big, too much plastic.
I use this lens on an old D1. Although I have a few primes and assorted off brand zooms, I use this lens 95% of the time. Although it's not very fast, the VR makes up most of the time. I can't notice any defects in image quality with my 3 MP camera. Almost all blurry shots I get are a result of operator error. I'm very happy with this lens.reviewed December 19th, 2006 (purchased for $500)