Excerpt: I selected this lens after studying a number of reviews and comparing it with the more expensive Nikkor model. The day after I received it and gave it a few test shots, I was called on to shoot interiors in a commercial office suite, and put the lens to work assembling a decent crop of listing photos. Using both Lightroom 3 and Photoshop, I produced a respectable collection that met with the "client's" needs. Very satisfied in that respect.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Near ideal results
Excerpt: This is my second review of this lens. Previously I commented on the chromatic aberration. I have since researched the subject and found that Capture NX, Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CS-, but not Elements, will reduce or remove CA. I have also been told that the more recent Nikon cameras with CMOS sensors remove CA. I have been processing my pictures thru Capture NX and have been getting great results.
Excerpt: This was my christmas gift to myself. I was delighted with the purchase. I took it to Mass on Christmas and shot my granddaughters baby shower as well. The results were unbelievable. I was truly amazed. I use it for landscape & it does a great job. I attend all the baseball games here at Tropicana Field & am looking so forward to spring training & the regular season. Price was excellent and a rebate was also available. I can't say enough about this lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction