Possibly the only lens the amateur photographer will ever need
3 weeks ago
Summary: Absolutely love this lens - yes, if you are a professional photographer the huge zoom range means that you will probably find fault with some very minor distortion at the extremes of the lens, but for a typical enthusiast this may well be the only lens you ever need. Works exceptionally well with my Nikon 7100. Couldn't rate it highly enough, and great value.
Excerpt: I love the fact that I can carry just one lens and get all the shots I want on vacation. I'm no longer missing the moment because I'm switching back and forth between a wide angle and a telephoto.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Summary: I bought this after reading Ken Rockwell's review. It is an extraordinarily versatile lens. The new lens is much lighter than its predecessor, and so stays on my camera body all the time. I find the AF to be as fast as the 70-300 mm lens in most cases which means you can use it for wildlife action shots. This lens can be used for macro shots, and at focal lengths of 100 mm or more, the lens produces beautiful bokeh.
Excerpt: I love the versatility of lens. Now I can carry one instead of several without missing a shot. Very quick response; sharp images. It will take some getting used to since my 70-210 Nikon was a pull in/out zoom and this is a turn zoom, but that's for me to get used to. Love it. Price is up there but then again, I'm getting a Nikon.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Will recommend, perfect lens for travel and casual daily shoots
16 September 2014
Summary: It's my favorite all-in-one lens now. And actually, it's the only lens I own right now. I sold my other lenses because I didn't think I need them any more. If you are just a casual photographer or a traveller, I will recommend this lens. Forget about lens switching, you can react much faster when a "must-have" scene appears. My only complaint about this lens is its weight. It IS heavy. You might want to buy a comfortable camera bag as well.