Excerpt: I have brought this lens, and my d-200, in several times for repair, always saying that the images don't look sharp, and they never find anything wrong. It did get cleaned and fully serviced recently, but still the results are not great. My much cheaper manual focus lens on my old FE2 did not have this problem. Because of this, my main use for the camera is location scooting. At first it was okay shooting up close, but never at a distance.