The AF-P 18-55mm VR whatever arrived today. Tested and adjusted (+3-4) My worry of course was one of centering........it's fine!
How sharp is the lens? Well actually it's very decently sharp even wide open, to the edges, softens very slightly in the corners,
Construction is way better than I expected tight build with no play. Zoom ring is Ok enough, focus ring is totally smooth with no end stops (FBW).
I should unlock auto corrections to check for vignetting, distortion and CAs to see what lurks behind, but with it I see nothing.
........And the AF? Blistering, faster than any lens I own including the AF-S 500mm F4. It's almost instantaneousness and looks it, it really is!
This linear/stepper motor has got to be the way to go and as they get more powerful I'm sure it will set new standards for all but the heaviest glass....
Retracts to a diminutive size...it's tiny...you don't get a hood though.
The price: €60 delivered! (from eglobal)
My guess is these are from starter packs (D3400+ KL) where the buyer has chosen another lens, even with all the benefits of super efficient mass production I can't see a real profit for Nikon after selling and delivery...........in your shoes I'd buy one........
..........do it today!