I've only had this lens a couple of weeks, but am very pleased with it so far. Photos are sharp and depth of field is beyond belief. I'm an experienced photographer -- all the way back to the days of my old Nikkormat 35mm camera -- but in this age of digital photography with the ability to instantly review photos you just shot and to retake as needed, I think even relatively inexperienced photographers with a basic understanding of aperture and shutter speed could do fine with this lens.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes