Summary: I enjoy this lens a great deal. Yes, I am aware of the negative comments left by many of the so-called professionals. I can honestly say that I have never been disappointed from the results that this lens produces. I use it on my Canon Rebel X 35mm slr film camera and I think it is an awesome lens.
Summary: If you want lens that you can learn with and not have to break the bank this is a good choice. Here's what made me want to buy it. Check out this review. http://petapixel.com/2014/09/18/old-inexpensive-and-tack-sharp-canons-best-lenses-you-dont-know-about/