Excerpt: Purchased this lens for my D40, which is an everyday camera for running around. Didn't really want to spend the money since I usually use money for lenses for my D200 and D600, but got really tired of switching back and forth between kit lenses. (18-55, 55-200). So much easier now for everyday use.
Excerpt: While I am not a professional photographer, I find this lens to be very versatile. The only situations where this lens isn't ideal is in lower light. I am posting some pictures I took recently at an animal park here in Maine, and remember when looking at the images that many of them were taken through glass or through a fence, in which case I would argue the images are exceptional(quality not composition).
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged
Excerpt: Use at museums, events and outdoor lanscapes. I have even used it for Diorama work. Love the versatility, and wide angle. Ion a 1.5 crop factor camera ( my Sony a58) it really works well. I am sure I will get it dialed in even more as time goes by. I still have not found its "sweet spot", as its been a pretty stable all around performer. Pic below is JUST as taken, NO post profuction, and its indoors, on a Very large object.
Excerpt: I bought this lens to replace my kit 18-55 and 55-250 canon lenses. <br /><br />Pros: <br />1) Great range. No need to swap lenses on a casual photography outing.<br />2) Well built and looks like it can take a beating<br />3) Included lens hood is a bonus.<br /><br />Cons: <br />1) Fine focusing at longer zoom is not great. unless you are absolutely still forget taking any images at near maximum zoom without a tripod.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I really haven't had time to assess this lens properly. So far, its relatively small, feels great and functions as advertised. For $260. with waranty, this was an exceptional purchase. (I should've bought two).
Excerpt: I have the stock 18-70 and a 70-300 and always found myself needing around 30-150 and was constantly changing lenses. This lens definitely fixed that problem. The lens focuses extremely fast on the center point, even in low light. Other cross-type focal points were fairly reliable as well (more of a camera thing than a lens thing, but...).
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Quiet focus
Excerpt: This is my one-lens solution for my Canon EOS camera. No more lugging three lenses so I have the right zoom (and missing the show while changing lenses). No more sore shoulders from carrying all those lenses. It's just what I wanted and I've had no problems with it. Catching a [$] rebate was really great!
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: So far this lens has performed as expected. I purchased this lens as a walk around lens so that I would not need to continually switch lens. So far this has worked out well. Image quality is slightly under my other zooms but I expected this with such a large range. More experience with this lens will hopefully provide better results. I have not had an issue with lens creep as some reviews have indicated.
Excerpt: I originally purchased this lens to take photos at youth baseball and softball. It has quickly become my favorite all around use lens. Focus is fast and sharp and the light weight makes it a lot better to carry. Really wish I had bought this lens sooner. Low light perfromance is a little lacking but that is to be expected. All in all I am very happy with this lens escpecally in photographing sports.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight