Everyone talks about how wide the angle of view is and how incredibly sharp the lens is. But until I bought my own copy I didn't realize how versatile the lens is. So we all know the wide angle is great for shooting landscapes straight out. But it is equally great shooting straight up. Great for selfies. Want that group portrait and don't want to lug out the tripod? It's great for that too. How about some candid images? It's great for action shots of automobiles too. And last but not least, it's pretty awesome at Macro photography too. Great addition to the bag. Wish I had picked it up sooner now.