Summary: this is an average lens constructed in thailand from prefamulated amulite...it takes decents photos....my daughter and i are getting into photography using a digital slr and we figured this lens would be perfect for beginners...
Summary: So, this is the 3rd version of this lens I have owned. The first one came with the camera, and since then I have purchased two from Amazon. This is a great beginner lens. Does what it is supposed to do and produces nice images. The biggest problem I have with this lens is its construction. The reason I have bought 3. Now, I know I prob. should just pick a different lens, but this one is soooo compact and light!
Summary: I like that this has VR built into the lens and that its great for taking wide angle shots but that's about it. I am a big manual focus user and I hate how you have to grab the very end of the lens to fine focus also when you use a polorizer you have to really fiddle with it when your focusing because the lens turns as it focuses.
Summary: I have been a NIkon user for more than twenty years. In 1985, my boyfriend, who is now my husband, purchased me my first SLR camera, it was the Nikon N2000 with a standard 50mm lens. I put that camera through hell and high water yet,it was faithful in deliverance and durability. Since then, I have been the owner of several Nikon outfits. All have proven to be dependable and durable.
Cons: The Nikon durability is lacking in this product.
Summary: I bought the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens because I thought I would need a lighter lens at times as the Nikon 18-200 would be to heavy to cary around and use all the time. Big mistake. The latter is a 'do all'. I am stuck with the 18-55 and looking for a buyer.
Summary: I got this lens with the D50 kit, and I'm really impressed so far. When used properly it can deliver great results. However there are things you can't do with it...Forget about manual focusing ( the tiny little plastic focus ring feels loose and cheap) but the AF works nicely if there is enough light. That's another thing..it's a slow lens, so it's not suited for low light photography...even long apertures deliver dissapointing results.
Pros: Small, light, ED glass, silent AF, affordable
Cons: cheap plastic build, tiny plasic MF ring (not really worth using), slow, some distortion.