Highly portable lens with high optical performance and light weight of 12 oz. (340 g). A very practical ultra-wide-angle zoom. The large front lens group minimizes peripheral darkening, and the flare-blocking diaphragm minimizes flare. Also, with lens group 2 being the zoom group, distortion is corrected.
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Although discontinued, it's a great affordable and lightweight alternative to other wide zooms, if you can find one. The compromise, however, is quality. It will require some post to boost contrast, sharpness and likely some color saturation. Best as a space-saver or backup lens. It's durable, too. Because it's small, light, durable and needs a bit more light than the f/3.5 might suggest, this one performs best outdoors. A bright day hiking or at the zoo is where this lens shines.