Summary: This is a very nice lens, even though it is as big as a dog. Get a refurbished one; half price and a human has handled it. And buy a program to process the images and get rid of distortion and aberration. Lens and camera still weigh less than a big Nikon.
Summary: I recently bought this lens when it went on sale at Henry's Cameras. I've used it for some client videos and it is a very capable video lens, especially if you use the zoom very slowly it almost creates the feeling of a dolly shot.
Summary: My wife likes manual stuff. I like to shoot video. Seller was VERY cordial about the refund, though I wish she had let this. Ended up buying her the manual Nikon 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR to replace it.
Summary: I personally love this lens! I can go out and not take the other nikkor 1 lenses as this lens is capable of everything they are so there is less bulk while traveling. This said it does take some getting used to, having such a huge lens (relative to the 10-30 kit lens) on such a small camera body,...