7 out of 10 points and recommended+ quick zoom + sharp focus
I am an amateur, but very enthusiastic and a fast learner. (I may not be aware of certain things while writing this review)reviewed May 23rd, 2006 (purchased for $285)
I found some "play" in the zoom ring. I am not sure if it is a defect in this specific unit, or it is normal.
Sometimes, the AF also cannot focus correctly. Specially when the light is not very bright