It is my most used zoom lens and it often is part of my kit when travelling as it nicely covers the short telephoto range. I like the compact size and fast aperture (only 1/2 stop slower than the big f2.8 zooms). The 52mm filter size is compatible with most of my other lenses so it fits well with my lens kit. It also focuses fairly close, down to 1m at all focal lengths. Adding a closeup filter turns it into a good macro zoom.Does anyone have any experience with it or have any pics.