Summary: This lens does exactly what it should. It is an entry level teleophoto lens. W/ a 55-200mm focal length the lens allows you to capture images from a distance and w/ a field of view that you cannot capture with a prime lens.
Summary: For $200 it's hard to call this an inexpensive purchase, but in the world of camera lenses it's a bargain. Construction is at the bottom of the barrel and lens quality is moderate. The zoom ring is jerky but the auto-focus works quickly.
Summary: I am pretty much pleased with the results I am getting from this lens. I wish I could adjust more for facial expressions without have to back away, however all said in done I am very pleased with ease of handling and results.