Summary: I dropped my camera and my filter broke in several pieces and badly scratched the lens. This is a replacement for that lens. I love this lens as it takes great close ups or long distance shots with out changing the lens.
Summary: Not the best glass I have ever bought but worth every penney. It is sharp in all light I have used so far, but can be a hair slow in focusing which would only be an issue for sports. As exspected, you loose alittle clarity at 18 or 200 but no complaints, the functionable range is amazing.
Good all day carry lens, know you are making some sacrifices
Kai Kloepfer, Amazon
4 February 2016
Summary: Versatile all around lens. It won't be as good as primes or professional zooms, but it is significantly less to carry around and deal with. The only major sacrifice is the minimum aperture (f-stop) of 3.5-5.6 variable. You won't be able to shoot in low light very well.