I got used 18-140 lens, Gold Box 5 yr warranty (has expired) made in Thailand, purchased in the USA. So I think the takes the question of international version out, but either way it is mine now.
Have not had time to use it other than a few pictures to test, everything seems good and it looks new. I had read reviews on this lens and some complained that the lens would extend while walking abound. So I was expecting it to be loose. It is tight to the point I have to hold the camera tight when doing the zoom. I only have the 70-300 lens that came with my D5600 to compare to and it is not as tight. The 70-300 only has the 1 barrel come out and the 28-140 has 2, maybe that is the difference or maybe Nikon made some change to correct the loose issue. I ask the original owner that I purchased from and they said it had always been that way and they too had noticed it being tighter than their other lens but had never compared to another 18-140. It operates smooth and does not appear to be a problem but wondering if it should be a concern.
It came with a hood, I read about it and really do not understand what it is for or when to use.
The lens has a switch for Vibration Reduction, I read what it does but just question why have the choice to turn it On or Off ? With the option to turn it off brings the question of what are you losing with (what negative ) it on that you may want to turn it off to gain back ... if that makes sense.
Also a switch for auto or manual focus, I assume some may rather do the focus themselves? the 2 lens that came with my camera 18-55 and 70-300 do not have a switch so I assume the camera handles them. So if you turn the switch to Manual, does it over ride the camera?
Thanks for your Help!