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. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) 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".