Excerpt: For what I use the camera for, this lens is more than enough for me. I enjoy using it and it produces great pictures. I'm no professional so I do not know too much but this lens satisfies all my midrange zoom needs.
Excerpt: The lens is great with light and focus. The only drawback is the housing is plastic and creates a slight rub when moving the zoom level. This is not a problem for us because one set we do not touch it again.
Summary: I am a professional photographer. I like to play with lenses. This lenses is great in that it is light and let's you zoom in. For most consumers this would be just fine --- if you aren't blowing your photos large. However, quality of image is lost some.