Summary: This lens arrived on time and was well packaged and double packaged. The lens works well with my camera and I am excited because now maybe I can capture the portrait of the blue heron I have been tracking near to me at the lake which seems to elude the focus of my pt and shot cameras.
Summary: My old Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens would not focus in the center. Even though this is a the same lens (and looks just like the picture) it is a bit shorter and lighter than the old one. Even the lens cap is an upgrade. This lens solved my focus problem.
Summary: This is good multi-use lens. It does very well for close-up macro shots and zooms just enough if you are standing behind someone and want a better look at something. Haven't really noticed any major difference using the image stabilizer but I leave it on just the same.
Summary: I'm amazed at some of the negative reviews about this lens...call it their ego or simply lack of experience....This is a quality lens in any category. I've been a professional photographer for 30 years. I own and use 5 "L" series lenses. Even an "L" lens will take bad pics if one does not know how to use it. Image quality has more to do with the shooter, rather than the equipment.
Summary: I broke the lens that came with the camera so I had to buy a replacement. I use this lens for photographing people as well as landscapes. There are better lenses for both applications, but this one is a nice compromise between the two. It doesn't do very well with photographing smaller things like flowers, bugs or birds, but that is not what this lens was intended for.
Summary: This lens is simple but work very nice, recomend for all pictures any jobs. Talk about a unique product CANON is very easy since all of them are excellent, lightweight and proven robustness raising its usage time for several years.
Summary: Purchased this lens as a wider option to the 28-135, knowing it was inferior glass compared to the Ultra Sonic or L Series line. But for the money it is a great option for stills because the image stabilization and auto focus are solid. The wider end of the lens is ok for video but pulling focus on this lens is a pain so it gets 3 stars.