Excerpt: This is a good general purpose lens for traveling light with a single lens that covers a wide range of focal lengths. It is not a perfect lens for every use, but it's perfect for its intended use, which is general photography with light gear. The images are sharp and have good contrast. The image stabilization works very well.
Excerpt: Of all the telephoto lenses I've owned, this one is at the top of the pack. I really liked the well defined image as well as the color balance and realistic , crisp results at any setting. This lens should be in the accessories bag of all photo enthusiasts.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
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.