Excerpt: What struck me when I first used this lens was how well the VR works. I can hand hold it and get very close, very sharp, contrasty pictures without needing to use a tripod/monopod as often. The detail captured at close range is superb and better overall than the Tamron 90mm Di it replaced. One review said the autofocus hunts continually, but I only found that true in a complex scene. When that happens I just manually focus.
Excerpt: Even though I returned this lens, I have to say, if you purchaed it, you would not be dissapointed. It has all the right stuff including excellent image quality, very solid build, and smooth manual and auto-focus. I took advantage of the generous Nikon rebates to test this great lens against my Tamron 90mm f2.8 VC lens. In almost every catagory, by a slight margin, the Tamron outperformed the Nikon on my D600.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, It's a Nikon, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I purchased the lens with an eye towards Macro photography. Having never had a lens with that capability I didn't know what to expect except for the reputation contained in various articles. Right out of the box the lens performed in excess of my hopes. It has an incredibly fast focus and is as sharp as could possibly be. It is very easy to use on a tripod (flower)or hand held (lizard). I only have the lens for a couple of weeks so I will do more experimentation.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
Excerpt: This is a fantastic little mini short-range telescope, basically. Others complain of focus "breathing" which makes them have to recompose the shot. Seems moving the tripod slightly isn't that big of a deal. That's what composing my shot is a lot of doing anyway.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Waited a long time to purchase this lens and very pleased with the quick focus and sharp images. Like the weight of the lens which feels blanced with the camera. Have done some flower photos and look forward to doing portraits and landscapes.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Landscape, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I haven't had this lens too terribly long but it is one of my favorite portrait lenses. It allows me to get some unique shots of people that I can't get with any other typical portrait lens due to the minimum focusing distance. I have also used this lens with Kenko Extension Tubes to get a little extra reach on small critters that are fidgety when approached and they work great together. Highly recommend the lens!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: So far, I have used it to capture tiny details. It works great for that, I love how close you can be to the subject, and the lens will focus. I can't wait to implement it in our upcoming wedding season!
Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I mainly purchased this lens because of the AF for macro work when a tripod is not available. At times the focus has racked (I believe they all do to some extent), but is really consistent the other 95% of the time. I also like the VR on this lens. I use with a d810 and the images are very crisp with little noticeable distortion. I am happy with the purchase.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction