7 out of 10 points and recommendedwide range of focal length, VRbuild quality, distortion
For the price and versatility, this is an excellent lens. It is perfect for travel and general walk-around photography.reviewed December 28th, 2006 (purchased for $750)
It does leave some to be desired though. The build quality is not great. Beside from the zoom creep, my barrel has a disturbing amount of play when fully extended. No matter how solid your tripod is, I'm afraid this can introduce some shake in gusty winds.