9 out of 10 points and recommendedVC works well, wide zoom rangeAF misses occasionaly
My initial shoot with this lens was done under very bad conditions and I down-rated this lens. I have since shot under better conditions and now really like it.....so I am changing my post. This lens performs very well for the cost and range that it covers. It also passed an inadvertent drop-test as I caught my camera strap on my chair and pulled the whole camera and lens off my desk onto a hard floor. It hit right on the lens cap but I can see no visual damage and it still works perfectly.reviewed March 23rd, 2010 (purchased for $600)
The lens is probably the best of the available wide to super zooms and is definitely a keeper.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedVery good at 2.8 and tack sharp at 5.6. Built like a tankHeavy
This thing is awesome for close-up work. I bought it used from Adorama and it is just fantastic. Maybe I will look again to the Sigma EX line for my next investment.reviewed August 27th, 2010 (purchased for $600)