Robert Bertin's reviews
10 out of 10 points and recommendedFantastic image quality and suberb construction.Flash shadow below 35mm on D200
This is the best lens I've ever used. I enlarged several test shots in CS4 just to see the results and was more than impressed with the sharpness. My only complaint - and this is for use on a Nikon D200 - is that the built-in flash leaves quite a center-bottom shadow when zoomed below 35mm (lens hood removed of course). It's a minor drawback but is something to be aware of when using the integrated camera flash. Perhaps this wouldn't occur using a D700 with its higher integrated flash position.reviewed June 20th, 2009 (purchased for $1,799)
Nevertheless, I'm pleased with the lens and think it's worth the price I paid.