6 out of 10 points and not recommendedgood vr, very useful zoom range, quick focus, little sharper at center than vr Istill zoom creep. very soft at edges
Definitely not a successful replacement for Vr I edition.reviewed June 30th, 2010 (purchased for $915)
Very soft at edges (maybe mine had a problem?)
Zoom lock doesn't help much at 18mm, eitherway the lens doesn't have any creep there.
I was very pleased with my Vr I edition and i regret for it;s sale....maybe it was softer but it was decent at all frame.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedImage quality for such a big zoom range, perfect travel lens, solid construction, Good VRHeavy, mediocre bokeh, zoom creep, distortion, CA, slow lens and slow focus somethimes.
Exceptional image quality for such a big zoom, even at 300, at f8 of course. Times better than its little brother 18-200 DXreviewed May 18th, 2015 (purchased for $1,100)
Bokeh not for my taste and only from 200mm and upwards. Very heavy, so it's not a gift for everyday shooting. Vr is good and trustful. Sometimes slow focus may appear but not something terrible. Zoom creep is a problem
If you have FX camera, want perfect IQ travel lens and you can bare the 1100$ hit the road to the first store. For DX users i would think the other brands also as a alternative, they are cheaper and have also exceptional quality.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp!, Good close up, OS working well, light and small, price!Compatibility problems, creep when unlocked.
Very quality lens, half the price of the similar nikon model. Very good sharpness at F8-F11, at almost all focal lengths. Small and light, OS is working well.reviewed May 16th, 2014 (purchased for $480)
Compatibility problems with the new nikon bodies. I had to turn the lens in the dealer, in order to update the firmware of the lens, because OS and auto focus were not working, the second on live view only. That, in my opinion is a little inconvenient for the customer, who also as i understood must update all of his sigma lenses in order to work properly with new nikon bodies. How sad is that.
Go buy it without a second thought, this lens is amazing, the best travel lens out there at this time. Just check if it has the new firmware from box. Sigma announced that new deliveries will have it with a specific sticker on box.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedShaaarp!!! Very usefull focal length, fast, Bokeh at 20mm!!weight, expensive, lots of vignetting at 1.4
A tack sharp lens from 1.4 with bokeh to fall in love and very usefull focal lenght for lots of situations and applications. It has become my favorite lens. Go try one if you can, you will be surprised with the results. Incredible work from Sigmareviewed October 21st, 2016 (purchased for $900)