"A great general purpose lens"5.0 starson by 9344429000076
Pros: Does a good job for nearly every purpose. The VR lets it take very sharp pictures in quite poor light.
Cons: You have to remember to put the zoom lock on or the lens falls out to maximum zoom while you walk. The lens sun shield seems to be as frail as a taco shell & I left it in the box. I am going to buy a rubber one.
Summary: I bought a Nikon D7000 camera to use with an old 35-105 Nikkor AF lens that was on my redundant 1988 film camera. It wasn't flexible enough - not enough zoom & the minimum shoot distance was too great. The 18-200 DX lens does practically everything I need to do photographically. A fixed focal length, low f-stop lens is better for specific jobs but if you want to carry one lens, this is a pretty good choice.