5 out of 10 points and recommendedLight weight, cheap, value for money.Manual focusing ring too narrow, plastic lens mount, build quality.
It is OK as a kit lens considering price you pay for it, usually in USD 80.00-90.00 range. If You need zoom coverage You could hardly get any better/other option for this price. If You want much better quality and are with limited budget go fo Canon EF 50/1.8 II, it is much better in optical quality and build quality is same. Plastic lens mount is not good.reviewed November 15th, 2006 (purchased for $90)
However stop down 2-3 stops and You have optical performance that is avove average for money paid.