I do real estate photography and the 11 – 18 is essential for interior work. I’ve been using the lens for about 2 years now and like it pretty well. The major problem I have with it is color fringing along lines of high contrast. The lens also suffers from some minor fisheye distortion in the 11 – 13 range, but it is easily remedied in the digital darkroom. It has less distortion in the 14 – 18 range than my Nikkor 18 – 70 does at 18. It is not a good choice for people photography. I consider it a good value for the money.
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