It does exactly what it says. Very good for the low light use. A bit disappointed that all Nikon product like many others are only plastic and made in China or Thailand. I really miss the genuine products made in Japan, U.S.A , UK, Germany but this is the long time ago and it's not going to happen anymore.
I was looking for a good walkabout lens and I found one with this lens. There are slight distortions in the corners of the frame but this is apparently common with all telezoom lens. Nikon has firmware to auto correct distortion; however this particular lens is still missing from the list, this is why I only give this lens 4stars. I take lots of portrait photos and haven't noticed the distortion. I love this lens because it allows you the option of wide angle shots and mid telezoom.
"A great lens that beats others twice the price."
Can't stop taking photo's with this lens. OK its a bit on the expensive side, but it's as good, if not better than some lenses that are twice the price. Can't wait for Autumn and it's spectacular colours. Crisp, sharp Auto Focus, VR too. Top notch as far as I'm concerned.