9 out of 10 points and recommendedGood clarity; VR is superb; Love the build qualityLong & can't fit in my travel bag, then again, which 300mm lens isn't long ?
This is an excellent lens and I bought it to supplement the 18-135mm that I had. In terms of barrel distortion, this is really way lower than even the 18-135mm lens and I am surprised. Clarity is great and everything is really sharp.reviewed July 13th, 2008 (purchased for $456)
AF speed is ok. Expected for such a lens. The VR is simply superb as I am just starting off and don't have like steady hands. Great help there....
The lens is a tad heavy and could not fit into my original travel bag from LowePro. Then again, this IS a 70-300mm lens.
Overall, I love this lens and it covers up to the 300mm that I want to take for nature photography.... Great stuff and would recommend this.
8 out of 10 points and recommendedSmall, light and covers a good rangeBarrel distortion & vignet
Good for a kit lens. Mediocre performance in an affordable package. Value for money comes to mind before performance surely.reviewed July 13th, 2008 (purchased for $280)
Good coverage for a starter lens.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedSmall, compact, clear, cheapNo AF-S
Good lens. I use it on my D40x with manual focus.... Really good value for money and also light to carry about.reviewed July 14th, 2008 (purchased for $133)
Pix quality is great. Construct is pretty excellent. Pity the package comes without a carry bag....
Would love to have the autofocus on the D40x but that's in the 60mm package and comes at whopping more juice....