Summary: Great lens for the price, using it as my main lens for my D610 and it seems to fit everything I need for my photos, sometimes I prefer to use my 50mm for the bokeh,but otherwise this lens works great, its feels well built, little on the heavy side.
Excerpt: The most beautiful landscapes taken with this lens. Just what I needed. I have been using this lens as a "walk a round" and it has preformed just as I thought it would. I have recommended this lens to my photo friends.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: For the price, this is great. I like my 35 and 50 primes better. They are sharper at all apertures than this one is. But having a zoom is important for certain applications. With a speed light, this is great for events and such.
A legendary 28mm-70mm f/2.8 lens often found at good used prices
30 April 2015
Summary: This discontinued lens can only be bought "used." Its price range on the used market is often roughly between six hundred and a thousand bucks. Based on that pricing, I think it can represent an extraordinarily good value for both the DX user and the FX user.