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.
Summary: Quick focussing and quiet motor drive. The VR works very well allowing clear photos in waning light. It is compact and easy to tote. Not the longest of ranges for sure, but takes quality photos and wont break the bank. Great travel lens when you might be a little rough on it.
Summary: This came as a kit lens with my D50. It is a very good lens. 18- 55 is a nice wide angle. 18-55 is probably the one most useful lens, and most folks could live happily with this lens for a long time. It is reasonably sharp, reasonably fast to focus, and I like the 52mm filters. It has served me well. Problems Encountered: Sometimes a bit slow to focus in low light. But better than the longer lenses.