Excerpt: Bought this as a walk-around lens for my D7200 which I got body-only. After shooting a whole day with the 18-200 VR II as a trial I knew I wanted something much lighter for an everyday lens. This lens is sharp, easy to use, has absolutely zero focus kickback and eye-blow.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: I chose this lens over both the 16x85 and the 18x140 to pair with my new d7200 as my walk around lens. I believe that within its range it offers superior clarity, macro performance and ergonomics. Plastic mount? Who really cares. Cheap cost? Yeah sure, why not?
Summary: considering I dropped my previous lens in Boston Harbour, anything is an upgrade. But seriously though, this works as well as advertised, and runs without a hitch. My lens didn't have a scratch or a dent on it. Even had that new lens smell (if there is one)
these lenses break REALLY easily, especially the autofocus aspect
10 February 2015
Summary: works well, these lenses break REALLY easily, especially the autofocus aspect. like if you're holding the zoom part while trying to focus manually... still not sure how i did it but i definitely broke it that way. didn't manhandle it at all. oh well? past that everything works nicely