Feels that it is a little more expensive lens when holding it in your hand. Pictures are great, but it's zoom range that impresses most, that one moment to get the whole room or landscape, and zoom in on details. Macros are well like maybe, but you do not buy this kind of loophole to it. VR makes a difference, compare it with other openings at the same focal length if it's a little dusk becomes more pictures sharp with VR. As another user wrote: it feels like VR grab it you are a photographer with an iron grip and hold it steady until the picture is taken.
For me this is the perfect holiday optics!
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