Excerpt: I am new to photography with a professional grade camera. With my d40, it took great picures. It didn't zoom really far so some of the picures I got of my husband on stage for his graduation weren't the best but that is to be expected with an 18 mm. B and H did have it to my house within two days o normal shipping so that was really impressive. All in all, this is a great and affordable lense for the money.