Well, just to update everyone, i picked up the lens, and i plan on using it for a little while, and then most likely i will turn around and sell it on ebay, make a few bucks and put that towards something a little more worthwhile. I've shot a few hundred pictures with it so far, well closer to 1000 but hey :P I have not had any problems with errors or anything, though I keep plenty of well charged batteries with me
(I currently have 4
) anyways guys thanks for the info and the help, I like the response on this board!!!