Summary: Having upgraded from the DX format to full frame, this lense replaced a similar focal length lens. Could not be happier with the quality, focus time, and general features of the lens. Hope to add additional Nikor lenses soon. Really can't go wrong with Nikor lenses ..
Excerpt: This is the first Nikon lens that has not lived up to my expectations completely. The zoom is quite stiff - much more than on my 18- 200mm f/3.5-4.5 VR G DX - and not equally stiff through the range. I have not had a chance to really test the picture quality, but trial shots have been satisfactory for a decent walking around FX lens.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Useful zoom range
Excerpt: I normally rent the 24-70 2.8 for specific projects but found that I needed a reasonably similar economical solution available onsite all the time; this lens fills that need for me. Its compact, reasonably sharp and the VR offsets the 3.5-4.5 max aperture limitation; works very well hand-held at lower speeds.
Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
Cons: Minor Lens Distortion, Stiff Manual Handling
Summary: Super sharp, light weight walk around lens. VR helps render sharp images in low light. Really the only lens I need, I have an 18 ultra-wide and the 50mm 1.8, but this stays on my Df 95% of the time!
Excerpt: Like many of us, I read a few reviews of this lens before the purchase. It was said to be sharp, good VR, good zoom range for travel, loaded with distortion and some light fall-off. At the end I decided to go with this lens knowing its limitations. To me the the good-enough image quality, weight, price-peformance are my key criteria for a travel lens. I used this lens to complement my Zeiss 28mm f/2 on a trip to Europe.
Pros: Consistent Output, Good sharpness, Lightweight