Summary: I love this lens! I was originally looking at the 18-200 lens' but they were WAY too much. This is a great alternative though and I was amazed to find this at the price it was. This lens has a nice weight to it and feels sturdy. Zooms in very nicely and I have gotten some great pics out of this. I originally wanted a black one to match my camera but the silver actually looks pretty nice.
Summary: Was looking for a lens to boost zoom capabilities to shoot my sons baseball games. This one is perfect. Item was exactly as described and had a smooth transaction. Shipping was CRAZY SLOW! but to seller's credit, the "expected delivery date" was listed at the time of purchase, I should have read closer.