10 out of 10 points and recommendedStunningly sharp. AF and VRII actually works well doing 1:1 macro imaging.A tad heavy
I was using a Nikon D7000 when I first got the lens and could not have been more satisfied with the images it produced. I now own a Nikon D600 and the lens continues to produce simply indescribably beautiful images. I've used it for a couple of ad-hoc family portrait shots but the clarity is so intense that I have to soften the images in Lightroom or they can reveal every not-so-spiffy blemish and wrinkle.reviewed November 7th, 2012 (purchased for $850)
Before I got used to the autofocus (nothing scientific here) I struggled some with hunting but I gradually negotiated how it "does it's thing" and it is no longer a problem.
I use it almost exclusively for insect shots anyway. Example here --> http://flic.kr/p/dpkJjr