This lens is a workhorse, It is ideal as a walk around lens. Everything positive about this lens has been said. I have owned this lens for about 18 months and it still impresses me.
For the price, this lens is a must have for anyone who doesn't need a 'L' lens.
For everyone who complained that this lens is not up to 'L" specs, too slow or not wide enough. What did you expect??? Of course it isn't, what do you want for this kind of money. You knew what you were getting when you brought the lens, so why have a big whinge about it. (this really cheeses me).
Everybody knows, you get what you pay for, if you want 'L' specs then go & buy a L lens.
Every one knows it's a consumer lens, and it's fair enough to compare it to a L lens, so why put this kind of crap as a negitive aspect.
Now that, that is off my chest, anyone buying this lens for what it is, will be very satisified with the quality images it produces. Yes my other lenses are "L" lenses, so why did i get this one, simple, it performs like a much more expensive lens, but at a bargin price.