I absolutely love this lens! Bought on a whim so that I could practice portraits but it has turned out to be so much more versatile than I ever thought it might be. Since buying this at the start of April I've tried out close up shots, portraits, landscapes, arty shots. The lens is magnificent for creating a real sense of scale where other lenses would make more distant objects seem smaller or less imposing than they might actually be. Pictures are amazingly sharp, and the lens auto-focuses super fast so that you get the shot you want right away instead of making multiple attempts. The lens has a fixed focal length so what you see in the viewfinder is always what you're going to be able to get from where you are stood. At first, it might seem a bit weird considering how close everything seems, but pretty soon you'll be looking at your surroundings to work out the best place to stand/crouch/lie to get the framing you want.