Excerpt: This is a nice compact zoom that is great for travel. The 18-270mm is the equivalent of a 28-430mm in a 355 mm equivalents, and it meant that I could get some great telephoto shots. The VC worked ok - it's a bit strange though because when you press the shutter release half-way to lock focus, the view shifts slightly and the VC is engaged. Overall the lens is reasonably sharp and focuses relatively quickly.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Great zoom range
Cons: Slow At Longe End, Soff At Edges, Soft At Edges, Some distortion
Excerpt: I travel a lot and got very tired of carrying 2 lens with me. A friend has this lens and really likes it so I bought it . Good buy and great for travel. Light weight and just about does it all!
Excerpt: Very nice lens. Purchased for my new Canon DSLR camera and it matches up perfectly for great pictures. Nice all around lens and small enough to pack comfortably for air travel or extended vacations. Makes very clear photograph and focusing is quick.