Summary: This is a nice little lens for the price. However, the copy I received was not a "G" lens. The one I received is probably the original build AF lens. As Nikon builds great glass, I can't complain.
Summary: Here is some slightly useful info about this 28-80 Nikon lens: 1. F/3.3 is 3/6 stop faster than F//4.0. In contrast, f/3.5 (widest aperture on some of Nikon's modern kit lenses) is only 2/6 of a stop faster than f/4.0. 2. It follows that f/3.3 aperture is 1/6th of a stop faster than f/3.5.