9 out of 10 points and recommendedGreat all-in-one lens, fast, VR a plus, silentBuild quality could be better
Can't complain. My 1st Nikkor lens to match the newly acquired D40 (though I settled for the Kit 18-55mm II lens that came with the D40 as well).reviewed February 9th, 2007 (purchased for $658)
Image quality is good to excellent. Build quality of the lens could be better, when zooming back from 200mm to 18mm.
Made In Thailand.
On 90% of my outings, this is the lens of my choice.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedFantastic Kit lens, quiet and relatively fastIf tele end were higher than 55mm, it'd be an outstanding kit lens
Fantastic kit lens, works well out of the box with my D40. Far better than my previous kit lens that came with my Canon Rebel XT (350D). Focuses relatively fast for a kit lens, image quality is more than acceptable across the zoom range. Can't ask for more.reviewed February 9th, 2007
10 out of 10 points and recommendedExcellent build & optics, superb sharpness, VR, silent AF, precise focus ringheavy, 105mm restrictive on 1.5x APS-C
A fantastic lens. Very good build quality, worthy of a Pro/Prime lens category.reviewed June 10th, 2007 (purchased for $650)
Manual focus ring extremely smooth & precise.
Image quality top-notch, extremely detailed.
VR to boot. Excellent purchase. Made In Japan (as all other Nikkor prime lenses).
Unfortunately it's the only Macro (Micro) lens which AF works on my D40. The 105mm on a 1.5x sensor a little restrictive indoor portaits.
Have not tried Macro as yet.
7 out of 10 points and recommendedCheap, 300mm, USM, Lightweight, Good (decent) image quality & relatively fast AFLow build quality, zoom creep, non-IF, no IS
I'd only recommend this lens if you don't want to spend 3.5x the price for the Canon 70-300mm IS USM.reviewed June 13th, 2007 (purchased for $208)
A decent beginner lens, but lack of IS (at this price) makes a tripod mandatory at 300mm.
Build quality is below avg, plastic-feel all-round, zoom'ing not smooth.
However image quality is surprising good and the AF quick enough (provided there is sufficient light).