10 out of 10 points and recommendedPrice Price and Price IQ, weight and sizeAF can Hunt
This was my first loom lens I bought after the kit lens, and at the price it is a total bargain. Yes in low light the AF can hunt a little but give normal light it can produce some fine images. It can be very sharp with good colour and contrast.reviewed May 31st, 2007 (purchased for $140)
Yes the manual focus is small and fiddly , but for who this lens is aimed at I doubt that is a worry.This is a excellent partner to a 18-55 kit lens but has much better IQ . I did not know what lens I really needed when I got my Canon 30D so a cheap zoom has let me experiment at different focal lengths, before spending big money on a lens.
I would recommend this hidden gem to anyone starting out in photography and wanting to try a cheap first zoom.