8 out of 10 points and recommendedLarge aperture,compact, cheapnone
Very cheap lens, with good optical quality.reviewed January 14th, 2007 (purchased for $100)
Lightweight, very large aperture, one of my favourite lens.
I use this lens whit film and digital bodies and the ony drawback is a little bit soft(and lowered contrast) wide open, but good from 2.8 to 4, and very sharp from 4 to 16, then diffraction may degrade the image.
very good for portrait with digital bodies.
7 out of 10 points and recommendedlarge aperture, cheapsoft wide open
i bought this lens(nikon mount) used and it works very well.reviewed January 14th, 2007 (purchased for $250)
On digital bodies the focal range is very interesting, and whit 3 zoom lens(12-24, 24-70,70-200) you can have everything you need.
Mine is a little soft wide open(but still usable) with increasing sharpness stopped down.
Anyway, colors are better with nikon lenses.
6 out of 10 points and recommendedgood walk around lensnot very sharp
when i want a lightweight all-around lens i use this.reviewed January 14th, 2007 (purchased for $150)
Mine works fine(not very sharp and contrasty, but still usable) from the wide end untill 200mm, then sharpness decline and it's very hard to use.
I use it only with digital bodies because on full format borders are very soft.
6 out of 10 points and recommendedoptical qualiti stopped down, zoom rangebuilt quality
Very cheap lens with good optical quality.reviewed January 15th, 2007 (purchased for $100)
Wide open this lens isn't a stellar performer but in good light situations(or high iso settings) is very sharp.
Color rendition is good.
Some CA at the wide end.
4 out of 10 points and recommendednonebuit quality, optical quality
Very bad lens.reviewed January 15th, 2007 (purchased for $100)
optical quality is very bad, soft at all apertures.
Good zoom range, but you can print only 10x15cm.
8 out of 10 points and recommended2.8 costant, colors, sharpexpensive
Very good lens.reviewed January 15th, 2007 (purchased for $600)
Built like a thank, heavy(maybe too much)
Sharp at all apertures, increasing stopping down untill f8.
Little amount of vignetting wide open(still usable).
CA very well controlled.
7 out of 10 points and recommendedWide angle on aps sensor, sharpFlare and ghoting, distortion
This lens works fine on a digital body.reviewed January 15th, 2007 (purchased for $250)
Sharpness is overall good, but is better to stop down a little(at least 1 stop).
Distortion is visible in most situations, but easy correctable with software.
The major drawback is flare and ghosting with evrery light source.
4 out of 10 points and recommendednonebuilt quality, optical quality
Ok it's a cheap lens.You get what you pay for.reviewed January 15th, 2007 (purchased for $80)
Built quality is very bad.
A lot of problems with flare and ghosting, CA on a high level, barrel distortion at the wide end, light falloff wide open (untill f11), sharp only stopped down 2 stop.