8 out of 10 points and recommendedZoom Range, Internal Focus, Included Petal Style HoodSoft Wide Open, Severe Pincushion at Tele End
I just recenlty acquired this lens as an "all rounder" walk-around lens. For my serious work I use a set of primes on a full frame camera, so I was not expecting too much from this little guy. Overall, the lens is a good buy. It truly is very small, and light, but solid.reviewed November 6th, 2005 (purchased for $325)
At 28mm, vignetting is very noticeable. On the tele end (200mm) pincushioning is very bad. Chromatic Abberation is well controlled. The corners are soft when shooting wide open, however, sharpness and resolution are very good stopped down. Try F8 for maximun results. I'm sure that it will perform far better on an APS-C sensor camera.
As the Gin Blossoms used to sing... If you don't expect too much, you might not be let down.