I'm starting this thread because this lens seems to get little to no love. It's ridiculously cheap at just over $200 and the quality is really superb for what it is. For anybody wanting the Nikon 70-300VR but is on a tight budget and can't quite get the extra cash together...this is a perfect lens. Honestly, I'm not sure but what I would rather have my sigma over the Nikon VR. The Macro feature of this Sigma is amazing and until I get a true Macro lens, I couldn't live without this sucker..... Oh and the Bokeh is always flat out amazing for me. So.....post your shots with the Sigma 70-300 APO so it can get some love. Here's some of mine ^^ And that's not even getting into the macro portion of this lens which is where it really shines. Post em up everybody. People on a budget need to know how good of a lens this Sigma can actually be.