When the late Galen Rowell had to climb a mountain and needed to travel light instead of his professional 80-200 f2.8 he used to carry the cheap 80-200 f4-5.6 plastic lens. I bought a 55-200 non VR kit lens with the purpose of traveling light. It is cheap, made of plastics, light, convenient and it fits anywhere in a camera bag. This past winter, early this year, while visiting Key Byscaine here in Miami, my favorite sunset spot in winter, I spotted these fishermen returning to port. They were feeding the gulls throwing pieces of bait into the air that were expertly caught by the birds. The exposure, previously set when I saw the boat approaching, was taken using center weighted metering from a bright area. I used curves to warm the picture slightly more than offered by the late afternoon sunlight. How good is the little lens? You tell me. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) D70S Manfrotto 2031 with Linhof ballhead. William Rodriguez Miami, Florida.