Rated 4 out of
Great lens!"Bought this lens used from Henry's as an upgrade from the 18-55mm kit lens. Glad I did! The lens itself is much larger has a metal mount 67mm filter diameter USM motor and focus meter and the most important Image Stabilization. The lens also features a non rotating front element and internal fast focus. The lens makes you feel you have something better in your hand and the optical quality is fantastic! Super sharp lens, though there is some soft vignetting in the corners at 17mm, this can be corrected with software programs such as Canon's Digital Photo Professional software. Out to 85mm it covers a lot of range for a basic walk around lens. It offers a 5x zoom over the 18-55mm's 3x zoom. My lens was condition 8+ and was shipped the next day Expedited and because it was Friday, I got it Monday morning. My lens came with an after market lens hood of which I said great! I just ordered one lol. But that was cool, I was actually surprised to see it shipped with the lens hood. My one disappointment with this lens being used is , it has quite a bit of dust inside, which because of the lens design, that is something that can't be helped. The zoom has a 2x extension barrel meaning to zoom out to 85mm there are 2 segments that must extend. This is where the duct gets sucked in through vacuum. It doesn't detract away from photo quality at all! Even brand new lenses have dust in them from the factory! If your looking for a budget lens that has superior build quality over the kit lens, look no further if your on a budget. Got mine for 249.99 plus tax free shipping. Expedited shipping at that!"