Yes, but how often do I use a zoom lens at f/2.8? I have primes for that. For ultra-wide and long telephoto lenses, the quality differences are to much to ingnore, but for standard zooms, kit lenses have become pretty darn good. This one I was given for free from a person who just had to have a "pro" lens (GAS). Nobody would buy the kit lens for a sensible price, so he asked if I could find any use for it. I could. It's been my go-to video lens for a while.Pro is Fast, no ?