Summary: I bought this lens because needed a telephoto lens. The most working focal lengths for me. Picture very pleasant to an eye. Rather sharp, but not too. Almost any distortions, unless only on wide coal. The worthy lens for reporting shooting and on travel is useful.
Summary: This is a very versatil and well made lens that is rated sharper than the newer version boasting an f2.8 lens. By purchasing this zoom lens used from Japan the price was a real bargain and the delivery was in three days; pretty amazing. I teach college level Digital Photography and I always stress the used lens bargains on Amazon because unlike a camera, a lens is a pretty basic commodity and unless scratched and abused, they work as well as new, but for much cheaper.
Summary: This is a great little lens if you have a full frame Nikon DSLR, it is lightweight and small enough to fit in a small gadget bag. This particular model does not have the VR function, so I would spend the extra few dollars and go for the VR version if you are mostly shooting under low light conditions. But for outdoors this lens is sufficient.