Excerpt: This lens has been a life saver on more than one occasion. It allows me to get a lot closer to my subject than my other lenses, which is necessary for some of my shoots. The bokeh is nice and the stabilization is great to have as well. It's one of my favorite lenses.
Summary: From my own extensive research of the worldwide web, I fully expected this lens to be somewhat inferior to its 35mm f2 similarly image stabilised sibling, which in fairness would have been far easier to construct.
Pros: Fairly lightweight and compact; near silent, precise autofocus; attractive colours; extremely effective image stabilisation; low distortion
Cons: Lens hood is essential but not provided; adequate sharpness but not outstanding
Summary: Super sharp, small, and with IS!!! This lens is great for so many purposes. I used it on a crop sensor Canon Rebel camera, and it was plenty wide enough for most uses. I'm not a fan of ultra-wide perspective, and for me, this focal length is just about as wide as I'd ever want to go (in most...