Oh, I'm in love with my lens. The zoom is amazing - so nice for taking shots of the horses, especially these guys who end up in your pocket if you get too close! I still need to really learn how to use it's features, but the sun came out for a couple of hours this afternoon for the first time since I got the lens, so I coudn't resist taking it for a test drive. Tristan gets to go first, of course. Mmm, nothing like Vermont grass in January. I have no idea what the heck he's doing here.... So handsome!