Summary: with out getting in to ratings between actual canon lens and this secondary market lens. Bottom line Good for casual pictures and portraits, which most that buy this would be doing. , Adding the focal length and still getting great pictures with out breaking the bank for a Name brand lens that would do the same with out getting critical on frame by frame analysis. Good for over all pictures with a perk in the focal length for way less in price.
Summary: I'm using it in my dental office. It is performing very well! All aspects of the lens is fine!The rest of this is to satisfy the 100 character requirement for the review. Some times fewer words says more than a lot of words. Hopefully nmow I am to the 100 word limit!
Summary: I bought this to replace the kit lens for a sony body because I upgraded. I just wanted something cheap to maybe sell it with, turns out this lens is more that I expected and I'm probably keeping it for my new a77. I didn't pay much attention to specs other than the range it can cover but this is a macro lens, which I previously didn't have for my kit.
Summary: This lens seems to overexpose most pictures. The pictures are not very sharp in most cases. But the 90mm macro end is pretty good, or at least a cheap way to get some macro shots. Overall, if you can afford a better lens do so.
A decent, general purpose lens, except for the plastic mounting base
25 October 2012
Summary: I was looking for a wide angle to short telephoto zoom lens to fill in the middle of my kit--my other two lenses are a Pentax DA 18-55mm zoom and a Sigma 70-210mm zoom--and this lens fit the bill nicely, especially for the price I paid. Quantaray was the house brand for camera accessories including lenses, flashes, filters, and camera bags sold through the now defunct Ritz/Wolf Camera stores.