Summary: I purchased a new Canon SL-1 with no lens. I bought this Tamron 18-270 zoom as my primary lens for this camera. It was barely longer than the 18-55 zoom kit lens that came with this camera. For a little more dollars I got a lens that actually feels better and more balanced than the Canon kit lens. It great and you always great extra's with beach purchases like the Hoya UV filter free.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Small For A Long Zoom