6 out of 10 points and recommendedGood focal range, good valueSolid results if you stay within it's capability
I've had this lense since January '08 and have been getting good results. It really helps too stop down from wide open and never go past f/16.reviewed June 21st, 2008 (purchased for $90)
Review states the lense is designed for full frame, but it does not cover full frame on my 35mm bodies near 18mm. No biggie, I don't shoot film...
I have Minolta 28-85 and 70-210 lenses. Recently shooting at 210mm, F/5.6, and handheld, the 70-210 blew away the IQ of the 18-70 DT (making me realize this lense is not as good as I thought), so I've updated my post. (downgraded my rating of this lense)
Overall a solid lense for the price, still think it's a good place to start, but now I'm going to upgrade :)