Summary: I purchased this item used and it is great! I just don't have a lot of money to spend on my hobby and buying used camera equipment is helpful. This takes great pictures with my Canon T3. I am still learning the camera and what lenses I do and don't really need. Both the printed pictures and online taken with this lense are crisp, focused and detailed. I love using Amazon for used camera gear!
Summary: I own a Canon Digital Rebel from 2003, and the motor on the original lens (18-55mm) finally gave out. We had gotten the camera just after our son was born, and our smartphone cameras, while useful and convenient, just don't do the same job. Given that we are going to do some traveling in the near future, it was time to replace the lens. This is an EF lens, so it fits my camera perfectly, and would be a smooth transition for anyone who uses Canon lenses.
Summary: This was advertised as new, but I question whether it was truly so. When I received it, it wasn't in a Canon box like every other lens I've ever bought. It was in a plastic bag with the registration and that emitted a strong mildew odor. The second thing I noticed was some kind of goo above the Canon marking on the lens housing. After I examined a little more, it appears that might have been the residue from some kind of sticker on it at one time.