I love this lens. When I want to take close up studio-type shots, this is my go to lens. The detail is stunning.colors are rich, and I've always been very pleased with the results. I happen to like the fact that it's a manual focus lens with no image stabilization. It just seems like the emphasis is on the quality of the image. The build is satisfying in the hand: metal with a silky smooth focusing ring. I feel like I have a truly quality instrument in my hands.