This weekend was the first time that I have had the oppertunity to use the new lens much. I love it. We took the kids and grandkids to the zoo on Sunday. I lugged it around for 6 hours but it was worth it. I think it makes a pretty good portrait lens. Hannah and Reagan: I know I'm partial but isn't Hannah beautiful. Reagan: Ella and Reagan: Ella loved the prairie dogs, (not a great picture but I liked it): Well he seems almost a person. I think he likes the camera Thanks for looking.