Average review score based on 115 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I purchased this lens based on the overwhelmingly positive reviews it has received. I was eager to use this lens with my D600 and was particularly looking forward to the macro aspects of this lens. I was extremely disappointed with performance and picture quality with all the close-up images. There is a serious back-focus problem with this lens and the newer Nikon camera bodies. For all macro and close shots the lens focuses about 2.5cm behind the object in focus. This is too great of a distance for the in-camera correction to be of any help.
It is a decent lens for long distance work, but for that my 300mm lens is a better choice.
Definitely not worth the money I spent on it.
I personally think this is a good lens, when it comes to image quality. When it comes to usability, it's a pain in the.. For example, you took a few pictures, lowered the camera vertically to see the images, and the lens will slide down each time, so if your doing sports, the amount of times you will have to format the shot will drive you nuts. It's a great lens if you have patience..
Fantastic lens, optically, but I bought it used and the AF motor has failed.
I took a few thousand shots with it before the AF motor failed, but still am not happy that functionality died after only having it for a month or two.
Nice lens, but I find I may need to see if it can be serviced as it appears to be used a lot. It will serve my immediate purposes.