Excerpt: I shoot a lot of photos of a high school marching band. I need to be able to quickly switch from a long zoom to a wide angle lens for group shots. I purchased this lens to allow me to do both types of shots without the need to constantly change lenses, and in that category it works great.
This is a very nice lens and easy on the battery(ies)
L'Chaim the Maggid, Amazon
7 June 2015
Summary: This is a very nice lens and easy on the battery(ies). It's easy to handle; the controls are convenient. I can simultaneously turn on/off the camera and unlock/lock the lens barrel for zooming. Not so with a very fine Tamron with the the locking switch top right of lens barrel.
Excerpt: I checked this lens out for sharpness and it is sharper in the middle than the corners but moderately good all around. It is not a prim and you cannot expect it to perform as well according to sharpness. It is plenty sharp for regular pictures and is a good, albeit heavy, walk around lens.
Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S Nikkor review by nightbiker
18 May 2015
Summary: Exceptional image quality for such a big zoom, even at 300, at f8 of course. Times better than its little brother 18-200 DX Bokeh not for my taste and only from 200mm and upwards. Very heavy, so it's not a gift for everyday shooting. Vr is good and trustful.
Pros: Image quality for such a big zoom range, perfect travel lens, solid construction, Good VR
Cons: Heavy, mediocre bokeh, zoom creep, distortion, CA, slow lens and slow focus somethimes.
Excerpt: Last year while in Italy, I took along 3 three lenses that I had taken on other European trips. Both trips it turn out the range I was shooting was from 20-280mm including a 1.4 teleconverter. I notice one photographer shooting with a Nikon 28-300mm lens.