Summary: I've had this lens now for about 3 years. I've always had great results, sharp as a tack at all focal lengths. I recently slapped it on a new Nikon D800E and took a photo of a building 1/4 miles away. I can make out the detail of the bricks when zooming in on the back LCD. I highly recommend it as a great general purpose lens.
Summary: Lens is an apparent perfect condition. It works as well as I expected. However, the the NIKON box was well worn on the outside. On the inside, information with the warranty had a 2007 contest deadline.
Summary: This lens is not good in low light is not very transparent.After that I purcharsed I was watching that had a bad reputation ,and just found the nikon 28-105mm f 3.5-4.5 AF analogueo,but it was much already too late.Is you can change it by the letter?
Summary: If you can handle the weight, which honestly speaks to the quality of the lens, it is 'almost' an all in one lens. I was lucky enough to get a brand new one with papers, but this lens, & I have used everything from 20+ yr old ones, to the latest Nikkor TOL, is AA+. As a Nikkor D, the metal body, with a filter of 77mm it's delivers traditional Nikkor quality.