When I ordered this lens, I thought I would be using it for sports, animals, and mostly outdoor shots. It has surprised me how much I am using it indoors. I didn't even think about how nice it would be for candid shots. This weekend my daughter was here with her baby. I was able to be across the room taking pictures without them really paying attention to me. I really love this lens for different reasons than I thought I would. The baby was playing and must have had a bad thought. This expression just came on suddenly. He is so cute when he cries!!! All these were taken with bounced SB800 flash. One minute later, this was the picture I took--my how moods change!!! View attachment 13041 Another indoor shot with the lens View attachment 13042 Anyway--another thank you to all of you here who encouraged me to make this purchase. Another daughter just got engaged over the weekend. Hopefully, after the wedding and Christmas, I can buy another pro lens, probably the "beast".