I'm going to break up this review into a few posts. Lots of pictures and I used large images for many so you would get the feel of what this lens can do when used correctly and what happens when not used correctly. ;D Be patient please. First, as I have an 18-200 VR lens, I really only wanted to use this lens as it's widest for the most part. Here are three images taken from the same distance to give you an idea of the lens' range. These are all hand held so forgive any softness. It's not the fault of the lens. The lens is very sharp as you'll see. At 12mm At 18mm At 24mm At 12mm, the hyperfocal distance is incredibly small. Less than 3 feet (2.7) at f/11. Allowing you to get sweeping scenes with sharp focus from a few feet to infinity. This was taken at f/6.3.