Excerpt: With the D800, the chromatic aberration is completely out of control. Focus is breathing quite a bit, and is very slow. The only good things about this lens is the VR and the range. Ok for video, but almost worthless for photography.
Excerpt: The focal length was the main draw for this lens, and it would have found a home in my bag...But, the focus ring is on the inside of the lens ( instead of the outside like most all other zooms ). So here's the problem and reason for me returning the lens.
Excerpt: I do not understand the reviews here. This lens has horrible "barreling and distortion" and unbelievably bad vignetting on FX sensors particularly stopped down at 24mm. It might cover a long focal length but those saying they are "Pro's" here....have you not seen this poor performance.
Cons: BAD vignetting, Poor in Low Light, Soft on sharpness
Excerpt: this was intended to be my standard lens on my D700 replacing an aging worn out 35-70 f/2.8 AF. However I have waffled on returning it due to barrel and pincushion distortions. I like constant aperture lenses and since a lot of my work is portraiture at f/5.6 range this seemed an excellent candidate...
Excerpt: Unfortunately Nikon have had another opportunity to make the best general purpose lens, with a better wide-angle and a faster aperture than the 2 previous attempts and the same-time released 28-300mm, but in my opinion they have failed to impress. Why do I say this?
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Sharp
Cons: Very distorted at long, Very distorted at wide
Summary: Sorry, das Objektiv ist sein Geld nicht wert!! Als Berufsfotograf habe ich es mir als eine Universaloptik gekauft und musste immer wieder die Unschärfe in der Peripherie des Zentrums feststellen. Das ist sehr lästig und für mich untragbar.