Bought this one a while back and have been very satisfied with it. Just like a few others on here mentioned, quality can be a bit fuzzy when not using a tripod but it still pretty decent. Would not be my first choice to recommend to a professional but definitely great to start out with and learn.
I got this lens as a package w/ the XSi. the zoom ring is sticky/jerky which makes it hard to zoom in in small increments. The barrel is loose so when zoomed in it amplifies camera shake. I get sharper crisper pictures from the 18-55mm IS lens that came with the XSi. I would recommend saving and getting a better lens it will be worth it in the end.
I bought this lens to get up close pictures of my son playing baseball. This lens has proven to be exactly what I wanted!!! Love this lens so much!!!!
I bought this about a week ago and have used it five times and it has taken good photos .
An updated model. To replace the one i dropped, i damaged the filter putiing glass all over the lens, and scratching the main len
This is a very cool lens, makes for some fabulous pictures. But you have to clean it carefully every time you use it. Or dirt gets inside the lens & you have to send it back to Canon to get it cleaned.
Did lots of research between T3 and T3i; replacing an old first-edition digital Rebel X. Decided the additional $$ for the T3i wasn't worth the additional megapixels (T3 has 12; T3i has 18 vs 6 for the X that was being replaced). Very happy with camera and help Sears personnel provided (via phone) in ordering.