The lens performs well and gives me that bit extra to a 200mm. On the D5200 it gives me a macro effect from a distance. Photo graphing insects I can get in close without getting too close to disturb them. The resolution on the D5200 means I can crop and zoom to produce great A4 and A3 prints. Having the manual switch on the lens is taking me time to get used to, and I am still experimenting with auto-focus options. So far ... love it !