out of 5
This is an overall good lens, but unlike the review before mine, I feel this lens is very heavy for what it is, plus its limited focal lenght. Since I purchased a AF-S 24-85mm I don't use this lens that much anymore, and I am concidering selling it.
out of 5
Whenever I'm traveling super-extra-light, this is often the single lens I'll choose. It's good and sharp - near-fixed-focal-lenth quality! - and it's reasonably lightweight. Also, the focal-length range - from mid wide-angle to short telephoto - covers a good chunk of the outdoor scenics that I shoot: from intimate landscapes to broad vistas. This lens would definitely qualify as a "10" - except that it does NOT include a depth-of-field scale on its barrel (unfortunately, a DOF scale is becoming increasingly rare). Still, the combination of focal-length range AND resultant image quality give this zoom a space in my lens arsenal.