Excerpt: I mostly use this lens for deer, elk, bear and birds.
It is very versatile and has a good range of zoom to get in close to subjects, but is also great for landscapes and portraits.
The minimum focus distance is pretty long, so it's not suitable for macrophotography.
Excerpt: I have used the lens for a variety of shooting situations, handheld for birds, elk deer and city, landscape.
Handheld shots were pretty good as long as the lighting is good.
Being winter in northern latitudes the lighting is rarely good right now, I find I miss a lot of shots in the morning and...