Summary: This is a great walking around lens! The glass matches my Nikon glass on the wider end (28-70) and does very well to 200mm. Above 200mm the lens is softer than my Nikon lens at 3x the price, so fo it is a great value across the capabilities.
Summary: Excellent lens for mu Pentax K5. I normally leave this lens on the camera because it fits most of my needs. I only change when I need a super wide angle lens or extreme close up. I bought this lens in order to not have to change lenses for close and telephoto needs.
Summary: The is a great "all-in-one" lens for every day photos. With a range of 28 to 300mm and the VC (vibration compensation) technology, all shots are sure shots. I use to carry an 18-55 and a 70-300 around. Now this lens will replace both and stay all the time on our Nikon D80.