8 out of 10 points and recommendedWide, light, nice macrono FTM
Not sure what rcattani is trying to say but this lens is the best bang for the buck I've found. There's the 50mm 1.8 but that lens is not as versatile and (for me) a little more expensive.reviewed October 25th, 2005 (purchased for $60)
Canon usually offers this for $60-$100 extra when you buy the Rebel XT. I'd say it is easily worth twice that. Unless you already have a lens that covers this range (and believe me, 18mm on the wide end is FUN to have), I think this is a no brainer.