Congratulations on the acquisition! Nothing like getting new gear
Not sure why some in this thread are saying that Ken Rockwell is "bashing" the lens...is there anything factual he says that is not true?
- high price
- distortion rather thigh compared to cheaper alternatives
- excellent zooming
- good construction
- no discernible difference in image quality from the kit lens
He's calling it a "beauty", but says he prefers the kit lens because it produces the same images at 15% of the price, but acknowledge that the construction is much better. For him, not a difference that matters.
Cheers :- )