Summary: The zoom is awesome. I used it for filming boats in the bay, and planes flying over head so far. The image quality is clear and focused. I got this used on amazon for half the price. It even came with a nice lens hood attached.
Summary: I have the 18-55 and this zoom along with a 35 mm f1.8 primary lens. This gives me, an hobbyist photographer the capabilities to photograph just about everything I want. Very good quality in photos, resolution, color, etc.. Very satisfied with lens and price.