Beautiful zoom, made with the quality of older Nikkor lenses. Not to be compared with the newer, cheap light "G" lenses that feel like they might break if you look through them too intensely. There is some light surface wear, but optic are pristine and have always been used with a filter or with caps. Mechanically perfect. Zooms and focuses flawlessly. This lens will be around longer than most of us. I baby my equipment! I am selling because I bought a 28-200 from a fellow astromarter and I don't anticipate using this lens anymore.