Excerpt: I was really happy to make this purchase. I had 2 kits lens that I was happy to make this purchase to replace them with. However the focus on this lens is pretty slow. I find myself using manual focus more often then not.
Excerpt: Having tried the 18-70mm and 75-300mm lenses this should be an excellent compromise lens. However Compromise you will definetly do. I tried this lens from a friend and I can only say I was disappointed after the excellent 18-70 and 75-300mm lenses. The lens operates in the same way using a middle ring to zoom in and out and a front ring to focus manually. The lens focuses fast and reliably and with less noise than the other two lenses.