Summary: I really like the lens...does great for my need...can't beat it for the price...I have taken a lottttttt of photos with the lens...BUT what I have taken I've been rather impressed...again considering the price I paid for the lens...so yes...I'm enjoying the lens and would recommend others who may be on a slight budget like myself to try this lens out. I don't think you'd be disappointed.
Summary: I love love love this lens! I was impressed when I opened the box by the quality compared to the kit lens. Amazing image quality. I can definitely tell the difference! I couldn't be more thrilled, so I purchased the 18-50mm model as well. They are both great lenses at great prices. Needless to say, I will be sticking to using Sigma lenses for my personal and professional photography needs from here on out.
Summary: I'm not a pro by any means, but I am happy with the money I spent on this lens. I'm getting some great shots. I'm sure that some more seasoned users will find fault with the glass quality, etc.
Summary: I absolutely love this lens and love the picture quality. I use it with my Nikon D5100 and haven't had any problems. My only complaint is that if the lens "thinks" I'm too close to an object, it won't focus or take the picture. Other than that, I haven't had any issues with it.