Summary: This lens has the right amount of basic wide angle, 28mm to 300mm zoom telephoto and has a moderate weight making it ideal for me while traveling. I shoot with a Sony Alpha 900 and this lens/camera body combo is a medium weight setup. I find when traveling I seldom need wider than 28 mm and the 300 mm other end of the spectrum brings in far details.
Summary: I was looking for something that was compact but yet would do a great job with my Nikon D90...this is the lens that did the job. I'm very happy with the performance on. Keep in mind to get great shots beyond 150mm setting, follow the rule of thumb and use your tripod...Vibration compensator or not you won't get that pefect shot hand held.
Summary: Very good all around lens. If you only want to carry one lens with you to cover the full rangee of shot taking, this is a good lens to have. From micro to long range zoom, you can cover it all with no lens swapping.
Summary: This is one of the worst quality lenses that I own, that being said I use it more than any of the others that I own. Whenever I know that I am going to be limited in my ability to switch out lenses, or I feel it probable that I will need versatility and wont have time to switch lenses then I use this.
Summary: Great: Quick auto focus, light enough to use hand-held. Nice smooth zoom, and easy twist on-off for filters. Not as great: When at full zoom, sometimes the lens "jumps" when focusing, and may have trouble with autofocus. I've just started using manual focus while on tripod for extreme zoomed subjects. No problems that way, even on long exposures. Just last night, I used this lens to photograph the full moon and some night time street scenes in my town.
Summary: So far, love this lens. It takes great pictures, I have seen very little CA, colors are sharp and clear. I love the fact that I don't have to keep changing lenses. It's a great lens for shooting landscapes.