9 out of 10 points and recommendedWeight, speed, sensor coverage, accessories included
Excellent general purpose lens, great for "casual" photography, as well as being fast enough for low light/fast action shots.reviewed June 2nd, 2008 (purchased for $650)
No visible CA in this lens.
I like the weight and solid feel of this lens on my Nikon D3, it makes the camera unit feel very well balanced.
Works really well with the Nikon Speedlight system as well.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedFocal length, range, versatility
I like the weight and solid feel that this lens has, I find that it is a lot easier to hand hold and stabilise due to the mass, especially at the longer lengths. I was easily able to use this lens to photograph motorsport in over cast and foggy conditions, with a fast enough shutter speed and good DOF to capture the vehicles.reviewed June 2nd, 2008
The 10x zoom range makes for a very versatile lens, and can be used for portrait work, macro (to a point, it doesn't go 1:1) and long range.