Jim S , Oct 26, 2003; 09:49 a.m.
I haven't even considered a zoom with that much range. I find that a 28- 105mm is more reasonable and much better quality. If quality is much lower priority than versatility and you are happy with 4x6 inch prints, go for it. Just don't come back and complain that your 8x10s are too soft and your focal extremes have too much distortion.