8 out of 10 points and recommendedZoom range, IS
I bought this lens with a 350D. Main reason for buying this lens was the range and the IS. The IS allowes me to take pictures I couldn't have made without it. The range makes it less necessary to change lenses.reviewed December 1st, 2006 (purchased for $750)
5 out of 10 points and recommendedaperturebroken on my camera
I bought this lens with my 350D. I really like to have a large aperture lens, for this price seemed to good to be true.reviewed December 1st, 2006 (purchased for $100)
Picture wise, it is very nice to shoot portrait with this lens.
The bad construction quality of this lens is one thing this lens is famous for, what i didn't realise this could lead to real problems. Two weeks age the plastic fitting on the camera broke, and i wasn't able to remove the lens. I just could turn it half of normal. On the internet i found a few other with the same problem.
Luckily it broke just after i returned from a vacation, i will be very very careful using it again after it is returned from canon service.