9 out of 10 points and recommendedExcellent VR - Hand-holdable @600, affordable, good contrast & colour, smooth bokeh.None at this price!
Bought second-hand for £500 ($750) two weeks ago, and I must say it is far better than I was expecting! I already had the superb Tamron 24-70 (A007) so my expectations were pretty high in any case.reviewed December 19th, 2015 (purchased for $750)
On the full frame D810 auto-focus is virtually instant and accurate. IQ is very good throughout the focal range with apertures between f/8 and f/11.
On the D300S you get a mind-boggling 225-900mm equivalent range, auto-focus is a tad less reliable than on the D810 but still acceptable.
I'm unlikely to be using this lens on a tripod when I'm out and about so I've rotated the mounting foot to the 12 o'clock position where it serves as a comfortable, well-balanced, carrying handle.
This lens is definitely a keeper!
9 out of 10 points and recommendedUltra sharp sharpness, scary sharp.Tedious AF.
Wow! I just tried this out on my new 36MP D810 - an awesome combination.reviewed January 25th, 2015
9 out of 10 points and recommendedAffordable VR lens, light weight and sharp enogh for me!At the price, I can't think of one.
I bought this second hand about 18 months ago and I'm really pleased with the results.reviewed May 15th, 2014 (purchased for $130)
It is a surprisingly good lens and only comes off the camera if I need something with a longer reach or true macro capability.
The VR is only really needed in low light but it certainly works when you want it to.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedLight, compact, great VR.None really. Could be a hair sharper but it's still very sharp.
Yesterday, I got a second hand copy of this lens for 1200 GBP and it exceeds expectations.reviewed December 1st, 2018
No sign of the widely reported issues with VR at slow-ish shutter speeds on my D810 - the serial number indicates it was built after the recall.
So yes, it's a lovely lens to use and I'd definitely recommend it - but if you have an older DSLR just make sure it can drive the electronic aperture.