Summary: Pros: great reach for the price. Feels well made in my hands. Takes nice pictures. very little if any distortion on the edges of my pictures. Cons: Higher F stop means it struggles under low light conditions. All in all its pretty much exactly what I expected.
Summary: Was a great lens for shooting candids at outdoor events, but next time I'll get something with a better aperture for a nice blur in the background. At f4.5, all the people in the background were too clear and it took away from the subject.
Summary: This lens is cheap and very light. Admittedly I wasn't very impressed at first, but with addition of a sigma UV filter my pictures at 200mm are now clearer and a truer reflection of the subject. At 200 the pictures tend to be a bit soft, but it's noticeable unless you do some serious cropping.
Summary: sometimes that cost can be overwhelming. I got this lens 10 years ago with my my Rebel G (film camera). I used this lens for about six months after getting my Digital Rebel. For the most part I was reasonably happy with my results.
Summary: I'll be honest in saying that this lens doesn't absolutely thrill me. But it doesn't disappoint, either. It is a decent lens for the price and an excellent starter lens. I bought this lens when I made the step up to SLR with my 10D. It takes some decent pictures.
Summary: I got this lens as a gift back in 2002, I believe. It's a real work-horse. It's very "plastic" compared to the more costly lenses, but that also keeps it very light. Because it's so light, I tend to lug it around more than I would if it were a more quality/heavy lens.
Summary: I had purchsed this lens for an EXTREMELY reasonable price and i must say it was worth every dollar. The shipping was also cheap and i recieved it in 4 days. There are no scratchs or dents and the lens was kept very clean. VOM is an excellent dealer and i encourage others to use their service.