8 out of 10 points and recommendedLight, powerful zoom, great result with sufficient lightslow focus time especially when low light, hard to hold steady at 300 mm - no VR,
This lens works great especially from region 70-200mm. Beyond >200mm, you really want sufficient light to get a good result. However, tripod will help you to get great photo at low light condition.reviewed December 13th, 2006 (purchased for $110)
Recommend newbie tryout this lens first and I think you won't regret.