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. I would recommend a used Minolta Maxxum lens over this one however.
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.