9 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp, fantastic VR, relatively inexpensive.Long, gets heavy after a while.
Love the lens. I have used it for wildlife and birds and find it works well with my D800. It can easily be hand held in daylight but I prefer a monopod. The VR snaps everything in to place - surprised me the first time I used it.reviewed August 23rd, 2016 (purchased for $1,091)
Lens has smooth autofocus and zoom although I find that you will probably need to set the focus manually to start when focusing at the minimum focus distance.
Tripod collar is more robust than some of Nikon's offerings - I have had no issues with it.
I've been using it lately at drag races and find it's the only lens I need. Sharp images, fast focus and great detail. It's a much better buy than the Sigma or Tamron equivalents and competitive in price point as well.