Summary: This isn't as bad a lens as it's hyped up to be. I had no issues with sharpness. I guess knowing how to focus properly makes a world of difference. What I found disheartening was the bokeh. Now, this isn't a 1.4 or 2.8 lens so bokeh is not it's speciality. That being said, taking close ups of tree leaves with ANYTHING circular in the background will bring out the demon in this lens. The bokeh is horrid, especially at 120.
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: I bought this unloved (by people in the know) lens used from B&H used on the cheap ($350) rather than swing for a new 24-120mm f/4G ($1,200). I read about how this lens was soft wide open at the long end but for my general needs, it's plenty good enough at most all focal lengths, especially stopped down. The build quality is better than the kit lens and has metal lens mount. Color, contrast and AF are all fine. It is sharper on DX than FX body.
Summary: I rented this lens over the weekend for a locatio shoot. Overall it did alright except for the vignetting when I used the wide angle 24mm. It's not as sharp as I expected it to be but I like that it does not distort the image so much when used in wide angle.
Summary: The VR is nice to have, and the images are usually crisp. I have a couple of photos that are almost as crisp as those from my 50mm f/1.4D. I like the zoom range - 5X is pretty flexible. This is a very good walk-around lens for a mid-range price, especially for outdoors shots. The weight is not bad, it feels pretty solid. My copy is a bit noisy, a bit slow, and a bit dark. It has a bit of slop in the focus ring, but it's not too bad.
Summary: At the time I bought mine, Amazon was out of stock, and I bought it someplace else. Fortunately that store was good on returns. My 24-85mm AF-S Nikkor (now discontinued) has been very good on my Nikon D50, but I coveted more telephoto and VR. I'd read so many reviews complaining of problems with some superzooms, that I didn't want to overdo it, and I figured the 24-120mm should be perfect. It wasn't.
Summary: This is a quite good lens for what it is: and what it is is a rather slow decent quality zoom lens that does a fairly good job on Nikon digital SLR cameras, which is what it is for. The main downside of this lens is the fact that it is slow and dark--over most of its range it is closer to F5.6 than F3.5. This is not a fast lens.
Summary: I admit to having a love-hate relationship with this lens... I had the original non-VR version several years ago...now THAT was a soft lens. I sold it on eBay and went with Nikon's pro lenses, but admittedly missed the wide range of the 24-120. Sure, the 24-70 beats it in every conceivable way (it should - it's twice the size and three times the price!), but I found myself lacking that one lens I could comfortably stick on the camera and walk around with all day.