Summary: I've owned one of these lenses since the late 90s. Originally purchased it with my second Nikon 35mm SLR and have since used it with two different Nikon DSLRs. It may not offer all the features of a newer lens, but it's solid and dependable.
Ignore the negative reviews...Decent lens for the money using AF-Fine Tune. Avoid F/3.5 though.
2 March 2015
Summary: First of all, if you make your buying decisions solely on other peoples reviews of this lens then my condolences... This lens has is not as bad as some reviews say. This lens is not as sharp out of the box as some other kit lenses I've used. But that didn't stop me from buying it.
worked out for years but isnt the best lens for professional pictures
16 February 2015
Summary: i used this lens for 5 years but i never really cared for its sharpness. for the most part it work out ok but it has very soft corners on the wide end and it doesnt go away till i hit f16 and up. and even at that its still slightly visible.
The lens arrived quick and was just as I expected ...
M. Cross "Technomage55", Amazon
29 December 2014
Summary: The lens arrived quick and was just as I expected. This lens was bought mainly for snapshots and not for serious, tack sharp work. As a compact, light weight snapshot lens in the slighly wide to slightly telephoto range, it's almost idea.