9 out of 10 points and recommendedeasy to use, vr, sharpness, pricedistortion at low focal length
I bought this lens with the Nikon D7000.reviewed December 31st, 2012 (purchased for $175)
At first I thought that the lens will produce standard image but to my surprise the pictures come out amazing.
The lens is very easy to use and is suitable for any use, whether wide or close-up photography.
In the auto focus status the lens will get the desired result for the simple user but not for professional user.
There is a little distortion at the corners of the lens- vignete, especially at 105 focal length,
Nothing that damage the image and can be easily corrected in Photoshop.
I use that lens for at least 85% of the pictures I take.
Lens withstand harsh conditions, cold and heat, not affected by them at all.
Strongly recommended for those looking for a lens to a wide range of affordable activities for every budget.