Summary: The picture says it all. Just started taking pictures 2 years ago. This lens was dropped down a concrete stairs in Oregon. Fell off of a tripod, safety lock not secured. Still works fine. I like the lens so much, for the price I bought a new backup lens. Now I have two.
Summary: Ok so after much debate on what lens would be good I decided to buy this lens and when I first took it out of the box my jaw dropped. I am an amateur photographer only doing is for family pics, nature, and as hobby so I have never owned a real professional lens. I purchased Sony a350 from Circuit City which came with the good old 18-70mm and 70-300mm zoom lens which for being my first time owning a DSLR seemed really good.
Pros: Clarity, build quality, quiet and fast focus even on full
Cons: From 200mm to 300mm there is a substantial zoom but 300mm to 400mm seems like 25mm zoom only