Summary: Great product! It fit perfectly and was able to capture some great Christmas pictures and family vacation moments. I recommend the company they shipped the lens and it arrived in perfect shape.
Summary: This is a pretty good lens, and gives you what you should expect in this price range. Autofocus is nimble and pretty accurate. No noticeable distortions at any focal length. It does not have vibration reduction, something I missed since I'm used to seeing it on Nikon lenses in this range. A serious photographer will surely want to upgrade eventually, but this is a more than adequate for family photos and vacations.
Summary: This is a great lens and the buying experience was good. This was a replacement lens. It replaced a lens I thought, since it was from Nikon, it would last longer than a couple of years. The auto-focus motor in the lens quit working and I found there were a number of others like me where the lens had failed. I attempted to send the non-working lens off to Nikon for repair and the message I received back was Nikon couldn't tell me the cost of repair.
Cheap, great product, recommend VR version for price but not sure why yet.
15 May 2012
Summary: Well, having little to compare this to in terms of others lens' and only recently taking photography more seriously, this was exactly what I expected. The VR version does seem to produce sharper images, it seems good quality (a little light for me weightwise though), well built and very fast to auto focus. And very cheap.
Summary: This lens is perfect for about 80% of pictures any recreational photographer would take. Works great and the vibration reduction is amazing. Very well built and doesn't feel very cheap like some other nikkor lenses. Highly recommended for any nikon user. The only two downsides to this lens is that there is no aperature ring, which I am fond of (but that is a matter of preference), and the other downside is when you're using it on autofocus.
Summary: I love this camera, its like my child. Its sort of difficult to work, especially when the lighting changes and you have to deal with ISO and aperture and shutter speed. those are the most difficult things to learn. Its still very hard for me even though I'm very dedicated to learning the features on my camera. But over all a very nice quality camera. No live view which sucks, nor is there a video recording feature.