This test is one from my archive, so uses the older test subject.
Overall performance is good rather than great in terms of sharpness - at full aperture, edges are quite soft, and backlit details are very soft, so this would make quite a good portrait lens as the image quality overall and focal length range would suit that well. I’d have to say that of all the mid range Nikon zooms I’ve owned this one got used least, simply because there was an obviously better alternative, which was smaller, sharper and available used for much the same price. Although this is a nice lens it doesn’t really perform that well with digital. The better option?
Nikon’s 28-70 3.5-4.5 AFD