Summary: This lens is an alternate to the Nikon 28-200 version, which retails for $250 or so. It also works with film cameras. For a 'kit' lens, it performs well, but is a bit slow to focus. My pictures are reasonably crisp and color saturation is OK. It's not a 'dog' of a lens by any means.
Summary: If you're looking for a backup lens or if you're starting out and need a good all-in-one lens, THIS is the one you want to get! I've only owned it for about a week, but have shot portraits, macro, and journalistic with success.
Summary: Like so many other amateur photographers, I grew weary of ALWAYS having to bring along a slew of lenses when I travel. Even a two-zoom outfit comprising 28-70 and a 75-300 mm. lenses sometimes became wearisome, as there are times when changing lenses *at all* is simply too much of a bother.