Summary: At 28mm its not as sharp as i would've expected it to be(a bit soft, but still great a shot)...you'll have to go low on the f stops to get a sharp image. At 50mm-80mm you'll get sharp shots at almost all f stops. Its girthy, so it looks good on the camera, but its all plastic built. Comes with a 1/2'' hood. I used this as my everyday everywhere lens. Not too worried about it getting damaged. For the price its a great all around lens.
Summary: It is really a bargain. The lens is ok, it lacks on a better wide angle end, poor zoom. The pictures it takes are not professional. But colors, sharpness are ok. Best match for short budgets, when you choose Pentax k-01 body.
Summary: This is my go to lens for any type of shoot (except for maybe product photography). I bought this lens because I love taking landscape photos and close ups of flowers, etc etc. It has a smooth transition on manual focus, and although I don't shoot with autofocus, it worked well when I tested it out. I love the buttery bokeh that can be accomplished with this lens and would highly recommend it to a novice or anyone that can't afford the 24-70mm.
Summary: Shape image and responses from camera. Cannot knock it. Very happy with results. I am new to the digital domain. My last camera wqs a canon T90. I must say that attached to my D70 is a good sharp lens. This however, will be one of my many purchase of lens, but it is a start.
Summary: Price was excellent for this lens, and since the camera I bought came with just a 50mm prime lens this was a good upgrade. Nice lens for general photos, compact and a decent zoom with decent color.