A little bit ago, I had a group of people at a rental house at Stinson Beach, one of them being Michael. He is a fellow photography friend and we offer share techniques and such. We had a nice talk about lenses and compared quite a few. I must say, playing around with new lenses is always a treat. I have been rather reluctant to buy a new one and it has been almost a year since my last purchase, so I will probably get this one next. Simple light, and I got to test drive Michael's while he was over.