8 out of 10 points and recommendedSmall, light, fast autofocus, good stabilizationDust got in between the two first glass elements at the back of the lens after 8 weeks
The many reviews I have read about this lens tend to be a little harsh. It's far from perfect, but it gives you an incredible reach in a very small and light format.reviewed April 26th, 2011 (purchased for $723)
Autofocus is fast, color rendition and general image quality is predictable. If you don't want to have to fix distortion in post-prod, keep clear from all the lens in the 18-200+mm group!