8 out of 10 points and recommendedPortable , Useful range , Good image quality ( f/8 is recommended)Lens slip (I don't know it's just mine or not) , AF doesn't well in low light
One of my favorite lens. Image quality impress me (in range 50-85 is well enough) even in the wide apeture (but f/8 is recommended).reviewed May 31st, 2008 (purchased for $350)
In 24-50 has a little distortion and some CA but accepatable.
Only problem that I dislike is len's slip, for mine, in range 24-50 often slip when put it in vertical direction.
In this cost, for Canon, it has Sigma 24-70 f2.8 as alternative, I've used it too and I thought that pay little more money and get 2.8 apeture wide along range might be a better idea.
However, I love this len and still keep it even I have many more lens (in this range also).
3 out of 10 points and not recommendedVery cheapEverything except cheap !!!
It was my fault to hope this budget len gonna give some good thing.reviewed June 1st, 2008 (purchased for $120)
Soft picture, not even longest focus, Low contrast, Silly AF and disappointed construction.
It's good to someone who want a cheap telephoto zoom len, but if you have more patient, keep your money to buy a little more expensive len, you will get something better for your DSLR.
I sold it in 2 weeks after I bought it as a second hand len from my friend.
8 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp, Smooth and fast AF, Bokeh is fineMissing len's hood, Plastic body
If you don't hope L lens, metalic body and hood in a box, buy this len, it can give you anything.reviewed June 1st, 2008 (purchased for $470)
It's one of my favorite lens, especially in my Macro workshop, it gives me very sharp image and nice bokeh. Its USM give a very fast and accuracy AF, even in low light (but not too low). I pay around 16,000 ฿ (Thai baht) but it gave me much more.
Recommended lens !!!
6 out of 10 points and recommendedCheap, Sharp enough for this price, Having MacroDon't hope for 200-300mm sharpness
Good budget lens.reviewed June 1st, 2008 (purchased for $140)
But don't hope for image quality from 200-300 mm.
Its construction is so so, but for this price, it can beat Canon 75-300 (easily beat) and Tamron 70-300.
Telephoto zoom lens for starter and for this economic situation in my country.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedClose to be a perfect lens !!!I can see nothing.
I love it !!!reviewed June 1st, 2008 (purchased for $715)
Its construction is perfect. Good weight and focus ring iseasy to use.
Image quality from this len is very sharp even in the widest apeture. The sharpest image may be at f/5.6 but f/2.8 give me the impress one.
AF is fast and accuracy, nothing dissapointed.
Hood and collar, even lens bag in a box.
Macro is fine and the bokeh is pretty nice.
It's worth for every baht I paid.
Highly recommended !!!
7 out of 10 points and recommendedExcellent construction, sharp image (but a little soft at 24)Not that accuracy AF, CA
My first wide-zoom len.reviewed June 1st, 2008 (purchased for $450)
It's strong and good looking. Its weight is fit for my 30D with grip. Its image quality is pretty nice.
By the way, its AF sometimes make me nervous (Sigma 10-20 and Canon 10-22 are both better in AF) and a little non-issue problem is CA.
If you want wide-zoom lens in this price, try checking Sigma 10-20 and compare them with your feeling.
7 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp, Good constructionSlow AF
Good lens.reviewed June 1st, 2008 (purchased for $250)
High image quality and good construction len.
Slow AF may be a little problem but it's not significant.
I'd used this before I bought Canon 100 f/2.8 Macro and I can say it's one of good lens. (even I sold it for 2 months)
In this price, has a lot of choice, check your Canon's or Nikon's first is my suggestion.
7 out of 10 points and recommendedGood price to performanceSoft at 18-24 and 200-250, too noisy AF
For this price, it's good enough for a walk-around len. I like it much more than Sigma's one.reviewed June 1st, 2008 (purchased for $480)
It may be soft at both end and very noisy AF, but in my opinion, it's one of good lens.
If you want only one len for everything, this may be your answer. But if you're hope for perfect image, try some shorter range zoom lens or fix lens.