8 out of 10 points and recommendedPrice, range, great quality for the $None I can say
I picked this lens up for my D70, it came in a kit with the 28-70mm, paid $229 for the kit at Wolf.reviewed November 9th, 2005 (purchased for $229)
I gave this lens it's first real action workout at a stunt show, and it proved itself to be very fast, easy to use, and the image quality is very good, especially for a lens at this price point. It may be that a more expensive lens would do even better, but for a hobby, I really can't justify spending $800+ for a lens...not yet, anyway...
If you are looking to get started with a good camera body...get a body only, and pick up the two lens kit Sigma makes....it's the only way to get started, as far as I am concerned...Both lenses are fast, good quality, and very capable.