10 out of 10 points and recommendedImage Quality, 16mm at wide endLens hood tends to come off
I am very pleased with lens. I bought it in July and have used it every day since. It's my main lens and I combine it with the 70-300mm VR. These two lens are just about all I need on my D80.reviewed September 9th, 2008 (purchased for $588)
The image quality is great-sharp, no CA and very little distortion as compare to my 18-135mm.
I'm very comfortable with the construction quality. The VR is very effective I have gotten some hand held shots in very low light which I didn't expect to get.