8 out of 10 points and recommendedrange, image quality, amazing start lensvignetting, missing stabilization, missing focus distance indicator
This lens came with my D80 and I could choose from 18-70 and 18-135. I took this because of longer range and I would do it again. I didn't want some excellent superb lens of short range for one certain purpose. I wanted some universal lens for start with my new camera and to learn to handle it. And this lens are perfect for this purpose plus (like bonus) there is good image quality. You can use this on holidays, where you don't want to take whole backpack with you and use it for portraits, nature, animals, etc.reviewed December 22nd, 2006 (purchased for $390)
I like this lens, it's very good for everyday use at almost every situation. Vignetting can be seen very often, but it can be very easily edited, if needed (or you can let it be, most common users don't care).
What I miss is focus distance indicator and for longer focus I miss image stabilization too.
What I really appreciate is range and manual focusing. It's great you can manually fine-focus after auto focus.
I can recommend this lens for everyday use.