Excerpt: I am not a pro photographer, just for personal use. I wanted to upgrade from the kit lens that came with my Nikon body. This is a nice lens and a very nice upgrade. I have used it for taking landscape pictures and close ups in natural light. The image comes out beautiful. Not the best for indoor or low light but I knew that before I got it.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use this lens on a D-7000 and D7200 body. I find that it is not quite the sharpness of a fixed 18 or 200 or so factory lens. But, I know of no zoom that is. It's a great lens and I don't feel I've missed anything by not getting the 18-300 lens except maybe a stiff neck & shoulders from the extra weight. I have a friend who teaches pro photography to the police and national guard folks and he uses this lens on his personal D800 camera body. We like!
Excerpt: This lens is my default option. While the image clarity is not perfect at full extension, it is quite acceptable for almost all uses. Zoom and auto focus are seamless - no issues. Quality of manufacture just as you would expect of Nikor/Nikon - outstanding in spite of the relatively modest cost. Weight for a lens with this range is quite modest and a non-issue during a multi-hour trek.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Quiet