Summary: After read all the remarks and not liking this lens, I bought anyway. I dont know why some do not like this lens, it very quite, crisp and light. For a kit lens and a walking around lens. Go for it, some just or not happy with anything.
Kit Lens, Good value for money, but not the sharpest or best you could find
2 January 2013
Summary: This is an older lens from the Canon product line, but is very good for what I needed. I use it primarily for portraits on a compact sensor body camera. It gives me an effective focal length of 45-145. Most all of my shooting with this lens is outside, or under studio lighting, so the fact that it's a slow lens doesn't effect me as much.
I received a good product with good customer service.
8 March 2012
Summary: It is nice low weight lens with mediam range telephoto for daily use. I got this lens for the wide angle good for the landscape and porteraite photography. Canon lens is a good product campairing with other producers.
Summary: Excelente lente, toma fotos muy nitidas y creo que es uno de los lentes que no deben de faltar a cualquier aficionado a la fotografia, tiene muy buen enfoque automatico y muy preciso, estoy muy contento de haberlo comprado.