I've had the opportunity to try several copies of this lens so far. Two were very unacceptable with very soft left-side performance at the short end. The others had comparatively minor decentering or other defects that affected edge performance past 200mm. The lens has a non-rotating front section, simplifying use of a polarizer (a polarizer can be rotated through a small removable section of the supplied hood), and the hood is a bayonet-mount, so it's not dependent on filter mounting threads. I believe that the design of this lens is very good for a consumer-grade product in this range, and a good copy would probably deserve a 4-star rating, but it's difficult to get a copy that fully realizes the benefits of the design.
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