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Could not be Happier!!
Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2017
Happy to say I feel I got my money's worth! While not terribly expensive, it's still a good chunk of change, so I was a bit nervous when I ordered this lens. I took a few test shots and immediately became a fan! It was even better than I had hoped. The range of 18-400mm in one lens is a huge plus for someone who likes to travel light and have a little extra reach, which is exactly what I needed in a lens. It weighs about what I expected and I dont consider 1lb 13 oz. to be an issue, but I have seen others whine about it. Fit and finish is excellent, focus ring is smooth as is zoom. the switches for lock, VC and auto focus are conveniently located.
I have included 2 shots, 1 at 18mm and the other at 400mm, Nikon D7100, iso 200, f22, aperture priority, manual focus, matrix metered, tripod and remote shutter. the spots you see in the upper left are dust on the sensor. These shots are "Fine Quality" .jpg format right out of the camera, no processing what so ever.
Proper raw file/processing will bring out even more detail and color, but I can see by jpgs, this lens will do just fine.
The shots were taken about 4 in the afternoon. the hill in the foreground is a bit less than a 1/2 mile out, the antenna towers are a good 10 miles away (give or take).
This lens now replaces my old Tamron 28-300mm (which was a favorite), and it is better in every respect!
Judge for your self, but I think it was worth every penny!