10 out of 10 points and recommendedGood build quality, well damped zoom ring, image stabilization (VC) is extremely good.I dont find any cons.
I bought this lens 2 days ago and I am in love with it already! Sadly, the price I paid is high and the reason is that I am living in Oslo, Norway (the rest you should understand :) I am amazed by the results this lens produce. The image quality is good all the away I would say. Of course, the image gets a little soft at 300mm but within the acceptable range. The VC (vibration compensation) on this lens is exceptional! when you half press the shutter button, you can actually see the image freeze in the viewfinder. You do hear whizzing sounds from the lens when the VC is in action but come on, that doesnt really matter! Over all, its a must buy lens.reviewed May 26th, 2014 (purchased for $500)