Reasonably priced lens of reasonably, average optical quality. Focusing ring conveniently close to the lens mount. Very wide zoom ring.
Nicely and conservatively finished in semimatte black, this lens is a good match with medium to heavy Nikon bodies (such as the D80), but it's very nose-heavy on lightweights like the D40. Focusing and zoom rings turn very smoothly but need more damping; the focusing ring is conveniently close to the lensmount. Focus and VR switches may be hard to operate with gloves on. No tripod collar.
In the Lab
|Full-Time Manual Focus Override:||Yes|
|Minimum Focal Length:||70 mm|
|Maximum Focal Length:||300 mm|