Pulled the trigger on this as it was only $199 in store. SO light - wow. Yes, it's made of plastic, but even so. Also, no focus markers, but who looks at those anyway? I'm looking forward to taking some shots this evening with it and letting you know my thoughts. I've heard it's a slowpoke at AF but that's OK. I'm gonna put it in the same type of box as the 55-300 from Nikon! Which ain't that bad for a quick zoom here n there. I was weighing up this vs the 75-300mm, but this won out due to cost. I'm saving my main pennies for the 75mm 1.8!! so for 200 bucks, I can't go wrong.