7 out of 10 points and recommendedGood range, reasonable image quality, price
I bought this lens as a reasonably priced alternative to the Canon 350D "kit" lens.reviewed December 30th, 2005 (purchased for $285)
For the price, I'm a happy camper. It seems to do a good job in actual use.
I've posted a non-technical review that might be useful, just my own observations and a few sample images:
5 out of 10 points and recommendedLight weight and compact
I sometimes find myself going back to this "kit" lens for everyday use because it is light and compact, easy to carry as a general lens. Not the highest image quality, but it can produce reasonable photos. A good learning lens for first-time dslr buyers.reviewed August 1st, 2006
Here are some sample images: