Excerpt: I've had this lens a couple of years and find it a very good all around lens for wide angle and moderate telephoto. It is light and easy to handle. I used it in Italy last year and found it to be very good for street photography and the VR enabled me to do inside shooting with great results.
Excerpt: A LOT lighter than than 24-120. AF is quick. Vignetting is easily corrected in imaging software. Decent walking around or event lens. Even though it was a reburb, I've never had any problems with a refurb, and outside of coming in a white box, indistiguishable from new
Excerpt: I use this lens for all of my wide angle shots. I don't care what anyone says about kit lenses, I really like this one. good sharp images, great color. even after i have beat it up to the point of needing the focus mechanism reattached after i took a spill in a gorge and broke it.
Excerpt: I bought this refurbished to replace my broken 18-105 DX zoom. I bought it primarily because I use the 24mm focal length a lot and it performs a tad better than the 18-105 zoom on D7100.<br /><br />I like the color contrast of this lens more than the 18-55 kit lens.
Excerpt: On my DX this lens was superb. I lost a little at the Wide end but gained a great deal in sharpness. Excellent performer on my FX for the price. 85mm extremely sharp and very good for macro work.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: I have 24-70/2.8g but its size and weight limits its everyday use. Picked up this lens mainly for its relatively small size and weight. Too my surprise this lens performs much more than what I expected initially. It's super sharp by f/9 - there is no difference in sharpness between the two.
A good general purpose lens with room for camera growth.
Kirk Tuck "Kirk Tuck", Amazon
20 December 2014
Summary: I don't own Nikon full frame cameras but bought this lens because it's a good range of focal lengths for my use. I am mostly interested in portraits and street shooting. It's sharp everywhere and plays well on a cropped from camera like a D7100.