Excerpt: Excellent lens, but it may be a little heavy for some. Since I always use 70-200mm or 80-400mm handheld, this lens feels lighter. I get sharp images with this lens, and it is fun to use at 14mm. If you are serious about landscape or indoor photography, then you should get it. Well worth it. Also even though we cannot have a filter to protect the lens, I did not have any issues carrying it. I was at a museum with tight corners, but felt comfortable.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is my third one of these, i'm a prof photographer and shoot a lot in rough environments, and these top tier lenses are durable, weather sealed, and take a beating. Optically, the lens is beautiful and very low distortion that can be corrected even further in raw adjustments with your editing software.
Pros: Aspherical, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction, Weather sealed
Excerpt: So far, I have really enjoyed using this glass. Being a prime lens junkie, I contemplated all the other options in this "wide" and "ultra wide" region. After much research and delibration, it seems that this zoom option is currently the best in that region. So far, I am quite happy with the performance. 14mm is so wide that it takes practice to use effectively, and not include your feet!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I am an avid amateur photographer, but this lens looked like too much fun to resist. I wanted to play around with ultra-wide and didn't need to compromise. I am really amazed at the shots I have started getting with this lens. It is very sharp, has great colors and is very forgiving. The performance of this lens is amazing. The only thing holding it back is the person behind the camera. This is a lot of lens.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction