10 out of 10 points and recommendedVery useful zoom range, reasonable image quality, correct build quality, price.some distorsions wide, some soft tele
For its price, and for its wide zoom range (roughly 27-190mm equivalent), it delivers more than decent image quality, very good considering the inevitable comprises.reviewed September 5th, 2010 (purchased for $165)
Compared to premium glass, images aren't as sharp, and colour and contrast aren't as pleasing. But they're certainly pleasant, making this a worthwhile walkaround or vacation lens.
Autofocus is noisy and a bit slow.
Some people have complained about inaccurate focus, but on a Nikon D80, my copy focused fine.
Highly recommended for a low-budget travel/walk-around lens.