Summary: Went to Veterans Day Parade to use lens for the first time. This is my first really good lens. It is heaver than I thought it was going to be, but not too heavy to walk around with, and hand hold. For me the quality of the pictures were just excellent. The focus was very fast, and accurate.
Summary: So it took a little deliberation when rating this lens and deciding between 4 stars or 5 stars but after some thought I came to the best conclusion i could. Now at this point obviously i settled on 5 stars and while this lens is by no means flawless it is still perfect.
Excerpt: First I'll address the issue that everyone is talking about: the slow autofocus. It really isn't that big of an issue unless a subject is coming directly towards you. If you are upgrading from the Nikon 55-200 or even 70-300, the autofocus on this lens will be faster than those.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh