Depends on the 3rd party brand... Some of the older Vivitar lenses were better than those sold by the camera manufacturers. I have one of their 75-205mm f3.8 zooms which is a very solid performer and well made too.

There's someone on another forum I use with one of the Hoya 28mm lenses, although I'm not sure if it's the same version as the one you're looking at he's very happy with it.

My advice: See how much they go for in private sales. Unless you pay over the odds you can usually sell on camera gear that you decide you don't like for pretty much what you paid.