Summary: Very nice glass, I think it is a little sharper than the 70-200mm f2.8 that costs $1000.00 more. Fast enough for what I do and if I need to change the ISO a stop it really doesn't show up in the end. Cameras are getting better at higher ISO numbers all the time.
Summary: For me, a great travel lens. Lightweight and 'insanely' sharp. I'd love the 2.8 but just too heavy for me to want to carry around. And the fast-focusing of this lens is just incredible. I find the VR fantastic as well.
Summary: For quite a while now I've owned both this lens and it's bigger brother, the VRII f/2.8...if I had to choose only one of them to own, I would take the f/4 version, hands down. The f/2.8 version is obviously much more expensive (about a grand), and also much heavier.
Very good lens; only a few times (<1%) that I wish I had brought along the f2.8 instead; portability means more photos!
Mark B, Amazon
18 December 2014
Summary: I use this lens on a D750, and honestly the D750 does such a great job at high ISO that I don't miss the extra stop very often as compared to the 70-200mm f2.8 VR II. This lens focuses fast and is so much lighter and more portable, that I find myself carrying it around a lot more, which means I'm...
THIS INSTEAD OF THE 2.8...I GOT A FREE SIGMA 35MM 1.4
Sane Citizen, Amazon
22 November 2014
Summary: THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY SHARP LENS FOR LANDSCAPE. PAIRED WITH MY D800E, YOU CAN ZOOM IN AND INTO THE PHOTOS YOU TAKE, LOOKING AT THEM ON YOUR MONITOR. AND THE PHOTOS STAY SHARP UNTIL YOU FILL YOUR SCREEN WITH LARGE PIXELS. ONE FABULOUS LENS!!!
Summary: I don't usually write reviews but I am so in love with this lens I needed to spread the word. This lens is epic! I wish I could give it 6 stars. Some background on me: I'm a serious amateur, former daily newspaper photo editor in college, etc.