Excerpt: I use ONE lens now for close-up, normal (50-60mm), and telephoto. Made the mistake of buying the standard lens with my last SLR and bought an additional telephoto. Choosing between the two was always a challenge.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: This is the lens to carry as an all around performer. Performance is good throughout its range. I primarily use the zoom to capture action sports in which the autofocus has been dead on. No flare however I purchased the hood which for the price should be included.
Excerpt: I haven't used this lens much, but so far I have been very pleased with it. It seems a little heavy, but I need just a single lens to carry on travels. So far I have nothing bad to say about the lens.
This lens is great and I appreciated the fact that I was able ...
Robin R, Amazon
15 January 2015
Summary: This lens is great and I appreciated the fact that I was able to register my lens - something I was worried about since it came in a white box (meaning the set was broken apart). It is heavier than my other lenses, but I expected that based on the reviews.