Excerpt: Bought this to use with a D7100 DX camera. The lens is made not in Japan but in China, a fact not disclosed prior to purchase.
Optical quality acceptable. However, after only 6 months of lightr use, the mount came loose and caused a lot of lost photos before the problem was discovered.
Excerpt: First off Adorama is great! Really fast, free shipping.I did an initial review and feel that I really need to do another one.I purchased a D3200, which I really like, due to it's ease of use for my wife. It is cabable of taking some really good photographs.On to the lens...
Excerpt: I have had continual problems with this lens not focusing properly with my d5100. I sent it in for service three times to Nikon and they were unable to fix it, although they claimed it was fixed three times (it was not).
Excerpt: Received my order... tried it, returned it. The lens was so soft at large aperture that it would not autofocus accurately. Compared it a the same focal length and aperture (set aperture priority) to the AF-S 18mm - 55mm f/3.5 - 5.6GII kit lens. The kit lens was always better.
Summary: wonderful lens that everyone should own. However if you are going to get this lens, purchase it new. I purchased mine Reconditioned. Regrettably after the warranty period has expired the lens is having focusing problems. Continual hunting and searching, and unable to maintain focus.
Excerpt: This is a second lens I got from B@H. The first one was quite bad, it front-focused. Very often focus was much worse than 18-55 lens kit focus. Now I am sending second sample back to B@H since this 35mm lens does focus in the same manner.