From my son's first day at the beach! This is my good friend Yih-Woei's lens, I used it on my D300. I really like the warm colors the lens gives off and the focusing was blazing fast. I think it can be a little soft (especially compared with the nikon 80-200, 70-200) but does clean up well with a little PP sharpening, and at f5.6 beyond it's terrific. But most of all, i just love the colors! I know there have been tons of requests about this lens so if you have any questions i'll do my best to answer, i only shot about 200 or so pics with it. Yih-Woei's son, Tyler My wife :Love: and son, his first time seeing the ocean (damnit i should have been in front of them!) :Love::Love: Wife and son Discovering sand... Here it is wide open at f2.8, the bokeh is nice, the image is a touch soft though. Thanks for looking :smile: Overall i give the Sigma two thumbs up. The price point, the performance, the colors, and the overall build quality really surprised me.