Summary: General purpose medium quality lens. I found it worked fine when extreme conditions were not frequent subject. Extreme ends of the range were not as perfect as the middle range as far as quick focus and accuracy was concerned.
Summary: For the money it's ok, but I live across the street from the ocean and take a lot of sunset photos and have a real problem with the lens flare. That's with the hood and a polarizer lens. Other than that, it's ok. Wish I had the $ for the 24-70 f/2.8, but alas, that's not to be for now.
Summary: a professional looking lens.outstanding quality metal construction.saved,and waited for this lens a long time.it was going to be my all around most used keeper.then heartbreak!,soft at all settings,poor image quality with a d3.very dissapointed,im so sorry i sold the old 35-70 2.8d.
Summary: I bought this with unrealistic expectations, hoping it would be "almost as good as" the more expensive 24-70mm f/2.8. It's really not. I've found this to be an excellent lens in bright light only.
Excerpt: Least liked in my bag but it has its uses. Silly lock which must be unlocked to go to macro mode???? What were they thinking. Good construction but does not focus easy. Will use when necessary but this lens is overpriced
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction