This is a great all around lens for shooting most situations. The auto focus is lightning fast and the lens is not very heavy. The zoom and focus rings move very smooth. The quality of the photos seem to be around the same as the kit lens that comes with most Canon cameras. I like that the lens turns inside when focusing and that you can manually focus at any time. This is a great slam around lens but you get what you pay for. If you need better quality the EF 28-105mm F4L IS would be the way to go but your looking at $900.00 to $1200.00 for that lens.