Great build quality, but optical quality left something to be desired.
J. R. Norton, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I purchased this lens used for about $200 last year, and I've used it quite a bit since then. However, I just recently sold it because I was not entirely happy with it. It's entirely possible that I just got a bad copy of the lens, but optically, it left much to be desired, in my opinion.
Old Model, but Great Value for Nikon DX and 35mm SLR Users
Ryan Karolak, Amazon
9 February 2015
Summary: This is a great lens if your Nikon has an internal focusing motor. This lens was the 24-70mm 2.8 lens of its day. Today, the range of 35-70mm may be a bit off-putting at first for some, but despite this and its age it's an excellent lens. It is sharp throughout the range, and having a fixed aperture means you'll get that f2.8 throughout the entire range.
Summary: This is a really useful lens and one of the sharpest zooms Nikon has made on a par with the 24-70 but with a more limited range. It is a metal lens. Its front element rotate with focus. It has a push pull zoom. I use this lens as I would a normal 50 - 60mm prime lens. But once I move to the required position for the shot I can tweek the view with its zoom. This lens just feels good on my D800e and it isn't too big. Once you get used to the push pull zoom.