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.
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...
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: 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.
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.
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.
Summary: I've had this lens for approximately 4 months and have now had the chance to shoot in a number of situations. I use this lens on my Nikon F100 with slide film. It is a good lens in many ways. Its compact, quiet and quick. Just one problem....the focus is not SHARP, especially at infinity.