Excerpt: I purchased this lens because I needed one that could reach out to get pics of a graduation. While it's not as fancy as my 17-55mm, it does have VR and seemed to take some nice shots, despite me being handheld and not on a tripod.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: I've been using this lens mostly for landscape scenery photos. The photos are coming out clear, focused and overall just great. Handles bright light and dark photos equally well and it's very quiet.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged
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.
Excerpt: Image Quality and sharpness 7 of 10 Slow and inaccurate autofocus about 10-20% Feels a bit fragile Decent image quality in lighted locations Bad in low light situations For that price is not bad at all.
Light, compact and very usable for a very reasonable price.
3 April 2014
Excerpt: I'll preface this review by detailing what this lens isn't: - It obviously isn't on par with Nikon's top-of-the-line lenses in terms of build quality and clarity, and obviously shouldn't be reviewed as such. - It isn't the best option when you need ultra-fast focusing speeds for action shots. - It isn't terribly responsive in low lighting. - It isn't going to impress a photographer who expects miracles from it.