Coner Manika's reviews
8 out of 10 points and recommendedExcellent 'walk around' lens, sharpness great, low distortionVignetting quite a problem
This a a great lens that I use constantly for a variety of purposes. It's not quite wide enough to be the 'perfect' lens, but it does a very good job.reviewed October 19th, 2005 (purchased for $300)
The zoom ring is well dampened. The focus ring has the annoying quality of not have an 'end point,' but it does have the right speed feel to it.
The lens, as the review mentions is very compact and light-weight.
My biggest problem with the lens is the vignetting that occurs at anything less than f/5.6. This is not a huge problem as Adobe Camera Raw (and apparently DxO) can take care of this without much issue. Nonetheless, it's an annoying fact and certainly the weakness of the lens.
Great lens, just watch the vignetting.