8 out of 10 points and recommendedsharp image, macro, good qualityslow AF, hunts in low lighting, soft at 300mm
just got this lens recently...reviewed April 11th, 2009
its the first lens I have invested on aside from the kit lens that came w/ my 400D
so far I find the macro quite handy... you just need to be conscious on how to switch to macro mode and back..
it delivers sharp images at 70mm to 100mm yet it is soft beyond 180mm..
slow AF esp in low lighting, its better to switch to manual focusing .. quite the hassle if your covering indoor events
so far, I guess you just simply can't have everything
and I do find this lens a worthy investment in my part