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I could point you to dozens of glowing, professional reviews of the Z85. I could tell you to look at the other reviews here on Amazon. I could post some photos. Instead I will just say that if you use this focal length regularly, or if you are thinking about the types of photos you've missed because your current ~75-105 lens let you down, then stop reading and put this gem in your cart. It has not let me down yet, no matter the lighting, no matter the situation, no matter the subject. The limitations of this lens are my own as a photographer, and not any *technical* shortcomings of the lens itself.
I work as a Television news stringer at night This thing is terrible when holding the shutter down half way to autofocus in low light . It hunts and has real trouble getting focus . I haven't used it in a well lit environment so I can't say what the focus would be like there . This is well built, unlike a sony lens. It is weather sealed, and doesn't feel like a toy. Would I recommend it yes .
Great lens but really I was lucky it was not stolen. I have never had an item delivered without a normal cardboard package and this was an expensive lens - advertised sitting there in the Nikon packaging saying steal me.