7 out of 10 points and not recommendedNice rangeNot sharp at long end
I have bought two of these lenses - the second one because I thought the first one may have been defective. I was wrong. The second one was just as bad.reviewed December 11th, 2006 (purchased for $700)
At the long end, this lens is NOT sharp, and why buy an 18-200 if the 200 is not useful?
VR works just fine, but it did not help in low light situations.
I waited months on two waiting lists for these lenses, and was sorely disappointed.
Both lenses have been sold and I am now looking ahead for something new.