Summary: Great lens that covers a wide range, Group Shots to Portraits and Macro,Fast manual zoom and Auto focus. This lens is attached 80% of the time on My Nikon, for beginners to pro's it's light weight and compact design and ready for any type of situation. I have produced great images with this lens.
Excerpt: Great in Value and quality. Sharp images, excellent colour reproduction, quick in focus and blurr-free photos. As a new user I am really happy with performance of lens as well as camera (D7100)
Summary: This lens is great since it takes close ups and frames up pics nicely up to 35 feet away, but a flash is a must inside the home. I later purchased a Nikon FX 70-300 which on a DX is 105-450, and though I rarely use it, its a fun lens for taking bird and airplane pictures. The last lens is a Nikon 35/1.8, and the greatest part of that lens is not needing a flash indoors. I'm retired and am new to this hobby, so much to learn and can't wait to take a course.