6 out of 10 points and not recommendedCheap, lightSoft wide open, focus hunts in low light, focus frequently inaccurate, noisy, construction quality
After reading the great reviews here on this lens I ordered a copy. Unfortunately I seem to have one of the soft copies that many people mention in their reviews. My advise is only buy this lens if you can buy it from a shop that will let you try 2 or 3 lenses till you find a sharp copy.reviewed June 9th, 2008 (purchased for $300)
I suspect that the softness in the lens is also the cause of the poor focus performance.
Overall I am left wishing I had purchased something else as I simply can't trust this lens to capture the moment.
I ended up purchasing a 50mm 1.8 Nikkor as a replacement for this lens as I couldn't justify the cost of the Nikkor 24-70 f2.8 or 28-70 f2.8