7 out of 10 points and recommendedcheap, small and light, fast focusing, nice bokeh, accurate color; no CA!soft at widest apertures
nice walk-around lens because it focuses fast and the 28-70mm range is perfect for street photography - whioh is my style. Build is good and the rubber finish is way cool!reviewed March 22nd, 2006 (purchased for $80)
the 70mm is very soft wide open. at f6.3 sharpest center and halfway to the corners, at f8 sharp all over. I use 70mm f4 - f5.6 for close-up portraits. the softness makes portraits appealing and light.
At f2.8- 28mm, it is also soft but not as soft as 70mm at f4. Good for indoor nightshots.
if you don't look at your pictures 100% on screen this is acceptable. For best results f4.5 - f6.3 will give you center sharpness.
For its price, this is a good supplement for your kit, I don't like my Kit's 18-55mm , though sharper, it's barrel distortion annoys me and the 55mm is too short.
This lens is always on my D50.