10 out of 10 points and recommendedsharp, cheap, and small & lightweight for being a fast zoomAF is a bit noisy when it's really quiet around you
(on a nikon d90)reviewed August 16th, 2009 (purchased for $400)
I LOVE this lens. I opted to forego the kit lens on the D90 for the increase in f-stop and am very happy with my choice.
The cons listed are EXTREMELY minor and I got used to them within a few days; especially when I thought about the money I saved compared to a brand name lens.
This is the perfect starter lens / walk-around lens for DX bodies and is the lens on my camera 80% of the time.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedgreat price, fun to use, wonderful build quality, fast & quiet AFslow - not the best for indoor, night-time use.
Wonderful lens. I didn't want to spend too much for the wide-angle so I bought third-party. No regrets at all.reviewed August 16th, 2009 (purchased for $360)
Distortion is fairly correctable with PS and the images are wonderfully saturated and contrasty.
Only wish it was the f/3.5, but as I wasn't willing to pay that much (more than double the price I paid for this lens), I'm really satisfied.
Just all around great lens that's really fun and challenging to try to capture the world with.
8 out of 10 points and recommendedCHEAP and light. decent quality images.LOUD AF and you have to stop down quite a bit for it to become sharp. Need lots of light.
(D90)reviewed August 16th, 2009
I'm only giving it an 8 overall because it's so cheap.
It's not that great of a lens if you're going to scrutinize the image quality @ the pixel level, but it's a cheap & light zoom. Near super-zoom w/ a DX sensor (which I have).