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'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: In my first foray into photography, I decided to take a telephoto lens instead of the kit lens (bought a Nikon D5100 separately), to shoot pictures of people and food (what can I say, I'm -sortof- from the Instagram generation). I am not qualified to comment on the quality as compared to other lenses (I am neither a professional nor do I own other lenses). All I know is I'm satisfied that this lens is telephoto, and it works as advertised.
Summary: Purchased this lens as I needed a moderate zoom lens for family outings and a zoo trip. However, I needed something that was a little more budget friendly. This lens fit the bill. I received the lens quickly and I am overall pleased with it. The pictures taken were clear and the colors well-balanced. I would have to say that the lens was worth the money and I am pleased with the purchase.