A beautiful lens at a great price.
Review From: Fred, Jul 20, 2010
I have been an avid Nikon user since purchasing my first Nikon F back in 1967. This lens continues my faith in Nikon products.
While I have purchased a lot of Nikon products, this is my first purchase from BuyDig. They have continually offered the best deal on this lens so I finally decided to go ahead and order it. I placed the order on July 14 and it was delivered (Columbus, OH) just 2 days later on July 16 even though I had specified their "Standard" shipping, which was free.
I have already run the lens through a battery of tests with just one surprise. Setting the lens at full zoom, 200 mm, I moved in to its shortest focus point and shot. I captured an amazing picture of another world. I had taken a close up of a tomato plant. The small hair-like structures that cover the plant's stalks were amazing to see. Unfortunately, you could also plainly see various insects that feed on the plant!
PROS: Of all the lenses I own, this is already my favorite. Extremely versatile, sharp and a super price. The VR feature is a must on long lenses and has already made a positive difference with this lens. Also, BuyDig.com came through, better than advertised.
CONS: I wish I had ordered this lens sooner. The picture opportunities I've already missed raise my blood pressure whenever I think about them.