Excerpt: This is a great lens as far as kit lenses go. I really struggled with either buying this or going for a used in great condition on a Nikon 80-200 2.8 lens. I wanted to try out Nikon VR lenses and as far as that goes it's O.K. I probably just need to cut back on the coffee and pay attention better when I use it. When price is your primary concern, this lens it a good way to go. Good, not great.
Summary: I purchased this for the purpose of taking pictures at my daughter's track and field events, I was not able to zoom in as I had expected and ended up returning it for the 55-300mm instead which, for my purposes worked out perfectly. Otherwise, the lens in all other aspects is great, just not for what I needed it for.