Excerpt: Not bad, not amazing. Don't expect that just because it's a 2.8 lens, it's going to be amazing. Image quality on par with kit lens with advantage of low f stop. Zoom is kind of stiff, not smooth.
Excerpt: I found this used in a local photog shop in Bismarck at half new. I was lured by the 2.8 across all focal lengths. I am very pleased with this lens in the test shots I've taken so far. The autofocus is a little noisy and sounds kind of weird, but hey, it works fine.
Excerpt: I love my fast primes but sometimes they just aren't versatile enough. I use this as my go to all around lens when I can't lug around bunch of lenses. Fast enough for indoor use at parties or family events where I can quickly grab the camera for candid shots.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: This lens I purchased for portraits and weddings as I seem to be offered plenty of this work. I am a solid enthusiast getting close to full time pro level. As money can influence many choices in this field I feel this is a really good sensible purchase.
Good walk around for all or beginner lens for consumer grade
Michael L. Donaldson, Amazon
15 November 2014
Summary: I bought this lens expecting what I got, a solid walk around/touring lens that takes good (not great) quality photos. I don't want to lug around a heavy and expensive Canon lens when I'm out and about taking leisure photos because if something breaks, I am out $500 with this lens and versus $1500 or...