10 out of 10 points and recommendedvery sharp wide-openFlimsy tripodfoot
This is a great lens, a really great lens.reviewed March 19th, 2009 (purchased for $1,900)
Sharpness is excellent from f4 and only gets marginally better at f5.6 to f8.
No Chromatic Aberration or Color fringing.
No distortion obeserved.
AF is fast, but not like newer generations AFS.
AFS gets better with latest body's like D700 or D3, never lightning speed however.
Vignetting is very acceptable on FF-camera's.
Use this lens with the Nikkor TC14E II and you won't see any significant loss of image quality. Great combo !!
Tripod feet: replace it by one from Kirk, this is really terrible!