Got this extra with my rebel t3 kit, my first foray away from the point and shoot. So far so good. While I'm not a professional, I take the occasional shots whenever something catches my eye. As I've been playing with the lenses, I've noticed that if you follow the parameters of the lens, it will give you good to great results. Tried to take a picture of the big and little dipper, guess it wasn't enough light as the camera just wouldn't focus. On some subjects, it just keeps focusing, found out a couple of steps taken backward can alleviate that issue. Overall, so far, its a good lens and can give you great shots. Being that it doesn't have IS, if you zoom to the max, you'll get nothing but blur so invest in a tripod. Anything closer and the focus is great.
The lense was good for the price, not exactly what I was wanting the descriptions were not as thorough for a non-professional photographer but well worth the money and when I learn to use it properly will work even better.
This is a very good lense for the price. I take lots of sport action shots and it works very well. I have looked at other lenses that are over $1000 and they offer more quality but when viewing pictures from both, you can't really tell a difference.
After using this lense for a week i returned it to my local camera store. The price was great the quality of the lense was good but i wasn't blown away with the image quality. I realize this is not a professional series lense but i expected a little bit better. When i opened the pictures up on my 27 inch computer screen they were grainy and a little fuzzy. I tried numerours scenarios, outdoor, indoor low light daylight high and low iso and none of them were superb. I have decided to start saving for the professioanl series telephoto because none of the lenses in this class met my needs.
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