9 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp at the long end! Can be used quite successfully with a 1.4 tcPrice.
Delighted with lens, good VR (Can hand hold for bird images). Little or no loss of quality with 1.4tc, giving 560mm of sharp pics.or 840 in 35mm equivalent. Highly priced but I'm satisfied. Tried it in low light yesterday with TC and still got good pics, AF a little slower in these conditions) Great for nature and wildlife.reviewed September 16th, 2013 (purchased for $2,498)
9 out of 10 points and recommendedVersatile walkaround lens, Good close upLens creep without the lock.
Got a lot for what I paid, relatively sharp throughout the range.Excellent walk around lens. Can handhold at around 1/40th to 1/50th at 250mm, in spite of my 70 year old hands.The lock is needed as some lens creep is apparent.reviewed September 16th, 2013 (purchased for $387)
Nice metal mount, this lens performs better than the early Nikon 18-200mm VR I I used to own.