Summary: This is a great walking around lens! The glass matches my Nikon glass on the wider end (28-70) and does very well to 200mm. Above 200mm the lens is softer than my Nikon lens at 3x the price, so fo it is a great value across the capabilities.
Summary: Excellent lens for mu Pentax K5. I normally leave this lens on the camera because it fits most of my needs. I only change when I need a super wide angle lens or extreme close up. I bought this lens in order to not have to change lenses for close and telephoto needs.
Summary: The is a great "all-in-one" lens for every day photos. With a range of 28 to 300mm and the VC (vibration compensation) technology, all shots are sure shots. I use to carry an 18-55 and a 70-300 around. Now this lens will replace both and stay all the time on our Nikon D80.
Summary: Great zoom range and reasonably light, sharp and good contrast one of the nicest lenses I have owned. Downside bad zoom creep when pointed up or down at extreme angles needed to be locked or held. Only really a major problem when used with a slow shutter speed on a pod. Hand held it isn't a problem. The sharpness, contrast and range, keeps it on my camera 90% of the time.
Perfect lens for New D3 or D700 or old film camera
27 March 2010
Summary: Perfect lens for New D3 or D700 or old film camera. takes Sharp pictures and the only lens for nikon that has 28-300mm rage none of the new Nikon lenses have that. VC works very well better then Nikon VR.
Summary: This lens with the VC is now an excellent outdoor lens. Slightly heavy, but it covers such a big range and does it well. A tripod is needed as the aperture closes down quite far to make a hand held shot not possible. I used to use three lens for outside use and now this one lens replaces them all.