Summary: I don't know if i would call it auto-focus. Maybe I'm just not using it correctly. Doesn't auto-focus for me. Takes good pictures when i tun the wheel the correct way. Sometimes it bumps against something and comes out of focus but that is expected.
Summary: This lens is truly a magnificent product. A plastic zoom that works amazingly on my D800. The clarity for the pictures are unparalleled for the price. If you're on a budget or even if you aren't this lens is worth picking up to add to your arsenal, you'll be happy with the turnout.
Summary: I read about this lens in some photography articles and took a chance buying it for my D800. It is everything positive and more than anticipated. I wanted an inexpensive mid range zoom lens for casual shooting, as I own mostly fixed fast prime lenses; 35mm, 50mm, 85mm. This lens works perfect on the D800 and although not fast, it has excellent optics and covers the full range of my primes.
Summary: Build quality feels a little cheap but that aspect never affected me... just have never found a great use for this one. The kit 18mm-15mm kit lens that comes with a lot of Nikons tends to be more versatile for the shortish range this tends to be used for.
Summary: i bought this for my husband from his wish list..i really have no clue about photography and hoped for the best. turns out my husband loves it and the pictures look clear. i hope it holds up but so far so good!