Summary: Love this lens, I do (unprofessional but I like to think of them as professional) landscape photos. I am very new and this lens allows me to seem like I've been taking photos for a long time. Couldn't ask for a better starter lens!!!
Summary: This is a fine wide-angle lens that does not get enough publicity or does not receive the requisite popularity it deserves. You always hear about the 14-24mm, the 24-70mm, and even the 16-35mm as the best choices for ultra-wide to medium-wide angle shots. To be sure, each of them offers advantages and disadvantages that, depending on your needs, may suit you more accordingly.
Excerpt: I was able to find this lens used at a substantial discount. However, it was in excellent shape. This lens is on my camera 50% of the time and my 70-200 VRII the other 50%. You will not be disappointed.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: Absolute work of art. A must have for photography professionals. I didn't know what I was missing from my subjects, till I got this lenses. Build quality and picture quality make this unit, worth it. Please note, I got the USA version, and not the cheaper 'gray' version, which is also available for about $ less. The only difference is the warranty.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged