Summary: For me, this lens furnishes un-usable results zoomed beyond 100mm. I've tried and failed many times taking sets and sets of photos of birds perched @200mm from roughly 6-8 feet and the results aren't salvagagable. Way too soft. Will be looking to replace in the near future.
Summary: This lens can be found cheap as chips online,and makes for a good travel lens, light and small for 200mm of pulling power, but the build and auto focus motor hunt in anything but bright conditons.....Close focussing is very dissapointing and you can not even attempt anything resembling a macro shot,,,,,, If you are serious about a tele zoom theres way better out there!!!!!!!!