I really wasn't expecting much with this one. The only consumer tele-zoom I was really familiar with before this was the Nikon 55-200 VR, which was very underrated in quality but slow to focus. I picked this up during that Gold-box deal on Amazon, and have been impressed. Here's one taken at 175mm, with a crop, showing some great detail. Taken in Jpeg, default sharpening setting I believe.