7 out of 10 points and recommendedlight, cheap, great images for lens price, nice bokehslow & noisy focus
For a kit lens, this is pretty nice. I have gotten many excellent images using this lens. It is super light and can take a pretty good range of images. My only complaint is that I find myself needing to focus manually a bit too often when it just cannot seem to figure it out. I think this is mostly because I am really pushing the limits on what this lens is capable of doing.reviewed July 25th, 2007
I am one of those people who does not really stress lens durability so that was not much of a concern. I don't find myself banging my lenses into hard objects very often.
8 out of 10 points and recommendedcheap, great imagescould be more durable
At this price, this lens is a no brainer... just get it. It takes great portraits, it is small and light so you won't mind bringing it along on a shoot. Yes, it is plastic and could be made better. Unless you routinely bang your camera around or drop your camera bag, you'll probably be ok.reviewed September 11th, 2007 (purchased for $75)