9 out of 10 points and recommendedinternal focusing, manual autofocus overridefor this price - you shouldn't complain
I got this lens as my D70s Outfit - and I am happy with this lens so far. I like the idea of overriding autofocus without switching any buttons - just move focus ring and it's done, press shuter halfway - and it's back on focus point again. Texture on focus and zoom rings could be more different - to be easier to know which ring you have your fingers on, but after couple hunderts of shots you'll get used to it. You'll also like internal focusing feature when shooting with polarizer or special effects filters (front element doesn't move when focusing).reviewed November 19th, 2006
If you ask me for images quality - I'd say - works for me everyday - either I'm shooting Grand Canyon at sunrise, or my neighbourhood at the sunset:)
overall - a must-have lens for beginers and passionate Nikon owners
9 out of 10 points and recommendedgood build quality, price and what you're looking for - 10mm!lens cap - very, very poor
If you like landscape photography - you'll love this lens!Field of view is unbelievable - just keep your aperture around f11 - then you'll get the sharpest photos.reviewed December 20th, 2006 (purchased for $420)
It has an internal focusing , which eliminates front lens rotation - it's becoming a standard with Nikon, it'll help you use your polarizer.
Lens build quality is better than I expected, unfortunatelly lens cap could be much better.Other than that - have no complains.Just watch for distortion on close objects - but no problem with landscapes.I also like its well done soft case .
9 out of 10 points and recommendedBuild quality, fast lens(f2.8), great contrastauto/manual focus switch should be redesign, bit heavy,doesn't include a lens hood
Got mine two days ago - first words:wow! - best build lens I've ever had.I'm so glad I didn't wait for 70-300vr.this one is metal - not plastic, and I don't need a vr when I have f2,8:)reviewed January 5th, 2007 (purchased for $839)
Pictures quality is great - colors, contrast and sharpness - simply the best!
only complain I have is that auto/manual focus switch could be a "real" switch - not "ring" type.I just have a feeling that it wont last as long as the lens itself.
And I have one note to Nikon: I think that a lot of people would be more happy with a lens hood included instead of "fancy" leather like carrying case - lens that good stays on camera most of its time anyway...