That lens was popular with the S2 crowd. I was not impressed with it and sold the lens for a 28-70 Beast after a few months. It might be OK for travel, walkaround, but the variable aperture didn't appeal to me, and it was not all that sharp wide open.
BTW, he looks fabulous here.
Thanks, Virginia. I had stopped over to show Philippe my new mini-softbox and the 28-105, and his cat was my intended target.
Philippe's portrait was just a quick grab shot. But he's turned into quite a model. Notice the tilted head pose .