9 out of 10 points and recommendedIQ, Tack sharp, good build quality, costSlow AF, need to use manual/AF ring
I just purchased this lens and found it to my liking. For its intended purpose (macro) it really shines.reviewed August 1st, 2007 (purchased for $378)
I found it to be the sharpest of the current crop of lenses I use. A quality lens to add to your collection indeed.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedSolid, great feel, Fast internal focusing,not as sharp at 24mm
Only had this lens for short time, but so far it meets my expectation for a wide angle zoom.reviewed April 7th, 2008 (purchased for $459)
Its heavy duty and built rock solid.
Can't compare it to any other lens in this category as far as overall sharpness and image quality, but it seems to on par with other pro Nikon lenses I have for half the price.