Excerpt: I tend to rate items in relation to their cost. It would be silly to expect this lens to be in the same category as one 10 times the price; yet no professional lens is 10 times the value of a good albeit slower lens such as this.
Summary: This is a cheap lens, with a wide zoom range. It's slow -- but it doesn't have most of the other problems expected in such lenses. I find it remarkably sharp and crisp. (I used on an EPL-2 and now an OM-D EM-5).
Condition was listed as good. I found it to be much better than ...
David E. Norman, Amazon
2 February 2015
Summary: Purchased used. Condition was listed as good. I found it to be much better than I expected. Functionally, this is an excellent light telephoto lens for everyday use. It is fast enough and easy to handle for a wide range of conditions.
Summary: This lens has met my expectations! Coming from using an old Minolta 35-135 mm lens and an adapter, I miss the manual controls. Good: The auto-focus in this lens is crazy quiet compared to the kit lens! I keep thinking that I left it on manual when I don't hear the focus motors moving.