Summary: Great range, excellent photos. If you use the settings "RETOUCH MENU >DISTORTION CONTROL" on Nikon cameras like the D7100 and the D3300, the optical distortions disappear. Definitely a lens to keep on your camera for most purposes. For me this is a VR upgrade to the old Nikkor 28 - 105mm D lens that I loved. The motor allows it to be used with the D3300, etc. My hands are no longer as steady as they used to be, and VR is now a necessity. I was lucky to get it at $280.00.
Summary: This is the best lens for daily use. Highly recommended as starter kit. Don't buy the 18-55mm lens kit you will never use it. Thefore I recommend to buy a nikon body with 18-140mm lens never the stock lens!