10 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp, LightWeight, Excellent Build, Inner Focusing/Zooming, Suberb Value For MoneyNone so Far
This Lens show exactly how Lens in this price range, and far, should be.reviewed November 14th, 2006 (purchased for $760)
Excellent build, very smooth control, and excellent image quality.
Highly recommended. Can't go wrong with this piece of equipment.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedWell Build, IS works perfect, colors.Not as sharp especially in corners, as Tamron 28-78
Excellent build quality, IS is a dream to work with and nice colors.reviewed November 14th, 2006 (purchased for $1,200)
Not as sharp in corners, when compare to Tamron 28-75, but sharp overall. Smooth control, even with little strange for me position.
Very useful range, and finally i thing a perfect pair to 70-200L f/4 and 17-40L f/4.
8 out of 10 points and recommendedLightWeight, Cheap good image qualitymid sharpness, plastic (ok for this price range), AF
Cheap, fast (f/1.8) lens and thats all. Not quite sharp until stop down and plastic construction.reviewed November 14th, 2006 (purchased for $100)
Sure you can't wait more in this price range, but if you need fast lens with nice IQ, you better look else.
OK! for rest of us.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp, True Macro, Light Weight, Price.Feel not quite well build, extend a lot for 1:1 macro, Loudy AF mode
Very Sharp, true Macro Lens. Well Build, although, not feel like.reviewed November 14th, 2006 (purchased for $500)
Not so smooth control, but defenetlly a superb IQ. Sharp from Center to Corners with high Contrast and well flare control.
The only thing i would like to have is inner focusing, especially when shoot macro life.
Highly recommended, but also have a look in Sigma 150 and Canon 100/60.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedVery Sharp, Good Price, Lightweight, good build quality.
Great Value for Money, and to be fair, can't beat for 2-3 times more expensive lens.reviewed November 16th, 2006
Great Sharpness, especially from f/4 upwards and all the way from center to corners.
Great Contrast, Natural Colors.
I wish it was better build, but then it would be an L lens......
10 out of 10 points and recommendedNice build Q, Weather Sealed, Internal Focus, Light Weight, extremely fast focus.None so Far.
Well pair for F/4 series. I also use 24-105, 70-200 (non is) and now this one for comlete L f/4 series Glass.reviewed December 23rd, 2006 (purchased for $750)
Why Canon don't make an IS version of this lens?
Contrast, Color, Sharpness is on L side.
Highly Recomended, if you can't afford 16-35L f/2.8.
8 out of 10 points and recommendedLightweight, small, cheap, good IQ for Price.Need small aperture to give good iq, toy build
I bought 300D KIT with this lens as my first dslr. I was very happy with IQ in my photos as long as i was at my first steps.reviewed December 26th, 2006
After bought tamron 28-75 it begun obvious the limitation of this lens. Not so sharp, slow focus speed, not so good build quality. But for beginners is a must lens cause it's so cheap.
Of course this can't even close to L but this is not fair comparison. I must admit now it lies in my bag for long time, but i have Tamron 28-75, 24-105L, 17-40L, 70-200L, 50 and Tamron 90 macro, so it is very difficult to shoot with 18-55.
Overall good results, as long as you are on beginner side.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedGood lens for money, nice feel of quality, LightWeight.Soft at 300, slight soft at 200, slow autofocus, needs light.
It was my first tele lens, and i enjoyed using it. Don't wait miracles, but for this money it is a bargain.reviewed December 27th, 2006 (purchased for $250)
I switch to 70-200L now and i sell my sigma but i really liked it. It has by no mean the IQ of L glass but you know what to expect for the amount you paid. And for the money is a lot of glass.
Be careful with the light that lens need to make good photos. Also have in mind that it is difficult to focus in average light conditions.
If you are in low money and want a telephoto go for it. It is the best you can buy for the money.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedVery Well Build Quality, Silent AF operation, Sharp, Accesories (case&Tripod mount)Nothing so far
I am very happy with this kind of glass. It is very sharp, same compared to Tamron90, and much more silent.reviewed January 14th, 2007 (purchased for $600)
It is inner focus operational, so you will not afraid of been captured by your creature while you are trying to focus on it.
The second thing i like very much in par with tamron is the 150mm. Combined with the inner focus and you have a winner.
I much prefer this lens, although i will not give my legendary Tamron 90mm. But for macro, wild life job it is the best you can get.