Just got this lens in and heres a little review for whoever might be interested. This is a small, compact lens only 52mm. It is also very light, but made out of steel. The mechanics are very simple, push-pull zoom. I'm thinking the person who designed this was the same for the newer 35-70 2.8. The 35-70 2.8 is much more beefy though. Here's what surprised me, the optics are of a very high grade. I have read a few notes from past users that the optics are on par with the much more expensive lenses. This little lens is even sharper than the more beefy, larger lens size Vivitar 35-105 that I recently made a review on. A great little lens. I don't think I've ever seen a zoom this compact, with such good quality. I don't have a picture of the lens, but I do have one I took with the lens.