This Lens was the second in the kit lenses that came with my Canon 1100D, i actually think it was a better lens than the 18-55mm short kit lens, but again not practical to have on the camera all the time due to it’s range.
I got some amazing shots out of this lens and it was quick despite what some of the on line reviews will have you believe. Along with the great Macro (which isn’t quite a true 1:1 macro), it was really good enough for a budget option.
Any budget zoom of this range will struggle with very long distance photography but it does give you the distance(say shooting butterflies) or other crawlies and give you a beautiful crisp sharp image. I even managed to get decent bokeh with it too!
Sadly this wonderfully cheap lens broke on me early 2016 and I had to source another budget zoom as they are not my preferred type of lens to shoot with. That’s where the Sigma 70-300 DG APO comes in and is I think next on my review of lenses.