Excerpt: This is a great lens to use in low light and for an all around purpose lens. However it does tend to occasionally vingette but that can easily be fixed in the camera by changing certain settings or fixed on your computer.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: I got this lens like a walk around lens cause of it size and range. It is light also. Love the macro option. Wide aperture is good but you have to learn how to work with it wide open. It is very soft while wide open so try it out and learn how to avoid the soft spot.
Summary: Wow, the pictures are wonderful. I bought this for my son. He purchased a Nikon 610 as his wife had identical twin boys. He's been taking lots and lots of pictures with this lens over the past month, and the photos are ever so clear and beautiful.
Rotating front barrel is BAD on Flower Lenshood and Polarizing Filter
16 February 2014
Summary: Finish and workmanship is as expected from Nikon. Solidly built. Optics (glass, not plastic) is very good and mechanical operation is smooth. This lens is rugged and built for the pros for use on Nikon pro or semi-pro DSLR body, hence, the AF would not function on Nikon DSLR not equipped with drive...
Summary: Great condition lens. The cap was hard to get off and the packaging was just barely enough to arrive pretty beaten up but with the lens in good shape. But, it arrived on time and as described.