Summary: The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55 VR II lens is truly a step up for Nikon's latest, high resolution cameras. Having owned and used a number of Nikon lenses, I'm happy to have this lens with me wherever I go. For family events and travel it's especially ideal on my D3300 body. A4 enlargements from this lens are dazzling. I feel no need to carry extra prime lenses, as long as I have a kit lens that performs this well.
Summary: I own a D5200 and only one lens (50mm 1.8) and I purchased this lens to have something at the wider end. I help a friend do videos for music, and the 50mm is sometimes too long, so I wanted something wider to be used for this, and also for landscapes and group pictures as well. It is a good piece of glass, and pictures come out sharp and the colors look vibrant as well.
Summary: Have had this lens about four years. Less than a year ago I had it repaired due to a rough spot when turning and focusing. It now appears there may be a similar problem as the shutter won't release most of the time with this lens attached. Waiting for an answer from tech support.
Summary: Great depth of field. Faster than most AF lenses on the market. Better optics too. Have had this lens for 25 years. Using it on my new D3200. Love how the old lenses still fit the new digital cameras. Who needs auto focus with a lens like this?
Summary: I loved using this lens for much of my photography, especially when I was in tight or confined spaces. I also loved being able to set it to its hyperfocal setting and be able to shoot "hail Mary" style when doing crowd shots and get great results. During my photojournalism days, this was my standard lens. I still long for a lens like this and like how subjects are rendered in the resulting image. Its edge-to-edge sharpness was excellent and without too much distortion.