9 out of 10 points and recommendedGood range for a good price, PRICEBuild could be better.
I find this is a great lens for outdoor and moderately lit indoor photos. Stopped down by 1-2 stops, it is open enough to catch the scene without pushing the ISO too much.reviewed February 25th, 2009 (purchased for $220)
At a little over $200 used, I can't complain, and actually quite happy with this lens. I haven't tried the 17-55 Nikkor, but I don't see what added benefit that would provide for $1000 more, or 5-6 times the price.
Excellent pairing with my Nikon D80.