extended focal length wins over its cheap built quality.
the only special thing about this lens is that its focal length exceed the regular zoom lenses which mostly range from 18 to 70 or 18-80 or 18-105. if you are comparing theses lenses for super fine details and sharp results then you might be disappointed to know that they do not differ massively in image quality. these lenses either have VR or VR-I or VR-II it makes no major difference as Nikon VR is hopeless or you might need to train yourself how to use it I would rather use the same time working on my steady hands and choosing the focus point wisely, as there is no better alternative to having steady hands. I would chose this lens only for its extended focal length as sometime you can not get too close to the subject. additionally it has inbuilt moter, not very sophisticated but at least it has one. this is a cheeply built lens but as it has Nikon optics it is sharper than canon cheep lenses.Read full review