Summary: We ordered the Nikon version of this lens to have it for a wedding we were attending later that week. It came but it was a day or two before I got to open it. You can imagine how my heart sank when we discovered that the VC didn't work right.
Summary: A lens for those who do not want or can not be changing all the time and be surprised in a situation that requires the lens which is saved in your bag. I got great results in f:8 and good at f:4 ... Frankly this lens is better than I thought.
Summary: The lens has a great ability to provide the beginner a means to take photos in many environments. Yes, the front and back of the range are not as good as the Canon lens. Focus does go out --so do not blow up photos more than 4 times.
Summary: The lens does everything I bought it for. A great all purpose, walk around lens. The only reason I do not give it the highest rateing is it's not as sharp as my Canon L lenses. You can't expect it to match lenses that costs 3 to 6 times as much.
Summary: I purchased this because I could not justify Canon's $2400 price tag for the 28-300 L lens. This is a great compromise!! I have just started using it but the build and picture quality equal my 24-105 f4 L lens, and com close to my 2.8 70-200 L lens.
Super happy, so versatile VC is great, awesome all-in-one lens
4 July 2012
Summary: I'm a semi-professional photographer, and I got this lens for my wife/assistant. Pros: VC is amazing Range is very impressive and useful Focuses good and fast (even in lower light) Cons: Mechanically Noisy (even makes a slight "clunk" noise when moved Pictures are not super sharp but works for...