8 out of 10 points and recommended
Pros: value for the money, light, cheap, very good IQreviewed January 15th, 2009 (purchased for $260)
Cons: vignetting if is not stopped down, plastic mount, shorter than 70-300 VR :-)
Quite good for that money. I got this lense for a few months a than I changed it for 70-300 VR. I am not sure, that was good change, because the IQ seemed to me the same (except vignetting is more visible with 55-200). The price of this lense is really better than it's longer brother and if you don't mind it is shorter, you will be satisfied.