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.
I recently switched from your standard point-n-shoot to the Nikon D5000. I was amazed, evan as an amateur photographer, at the capabilities of my new camera. It only took a few months and I started looking for new lenses. I stumbled upon this lens after reading reviews on dpreview.com and seeing all of the other comments about this lens. First off, the pictures from 70mm-200mm are absolutely stunning. Anything over 200mm and you better be using a tripod and a wireless remote. Even stabbing at the shutter release will cause noticeable artifacts at that zoom range. The best feature about this lens, in my opinion, is the macro function. It can only be used from 200mm-300mm but it allows for spectacular field of depth control! Overall, I would highly reccomend this lens as a cheap entry level telephoto lens which takes amazing pictures for the amount it costs.
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.
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