10 out of 10 points and recommendedsharp, focal range, consistent qualitynil
This is my best lens. Much better than the 18-200 and absolutely no zoom creep.reviewed November 14th, 2010 (purchased for $685)
VR works very well, corner to corner sharpness is great, and almost no distortion at all!
The max wide angle at 16mm is the most useful part, you can really get a group shot in without trying to squeeze everyone like a 18mm.
A must buy for any Nikon shooter, no wonder it is standard with the pro D300s bodies.
7 out of 10 points and recommendedsmall, wide anglenot really that wide
Got this as a hand-me-down. The fisheye is interesting, but gets tedious very quickly. The IQ isn't that great, and f2.8 isn't really fast either. I'd want more for this price. 16mm isn't really wide enough to justify getting a fisheye.reviewed November 14th, 2010 (purchased for $750)
8 out of 10 points and recommendedmacro, closeup, 1:1soft, slow AF
If yuou're keen on a macro lens, if you're keen on Sony, this is the one to get. But it's not really as sharp as it should be, which is disappointing.reviewed November 14th, 2010 (purchased for $600)
AF is also a bit slow.
8 out of 10 points and recommendedrangeIQ
It's a great walkaround range, like all other brands have. Even if it's a bit soft, it's handy to have around. AF is a bit slow, that's the price you pay.reviewed November 14th, 2010 (purchased for $650)