Pros:Sharpness, brightness, construction, value for money.
Opinion:I have owned it for almost a year now and I am very happy with the purchase. It is built well and in hand by a beautiful feeling of solidity and in the packaging there is a very useful semi-rigid handbag for transport. The sharpness is great at full opening, which is great news for taking photos with poor light and getting photos with a nice blur. The stabilizer is effective and not by any kind of problem. In the end it became the lens I use most often. The only flaw I found him is the MaF ring, which has a really, really small run and in a position that too often ends up under the fingers getting stuck and thus preventing the operation of the Af.
Opinion:I took it used, but immaculate, to 2 pennies and it became one of my favorite lenses: on APS-C is the perfect optics to carry around to make the pocket reflex and allows you to tackle a range of situations unthinkable, from street to Parties, to Portraits to landscapes. And it teaches you to zoom by going back and forth until you find the perfect framing. I'm delighted.