I love this lens. I sold mine a while back in favor of my faster Nikon and Vivitar 28's but I found a really nice one and picked it up (arrives next week). Over the years I've had a lot of 28's and 24's (including the OM 24/2.8 and 28/2.8) and the 28/3.5 is far and away favorite despite being both cheap and "slow". Here are a few examples (from my Fuji but you'll get the idea). I originally picked it up because it came free with another lens. I eventually tried it because to was so small and was easy to attach to the Fuji and not feel like a spotting scope. What I found is that it's a wonderful lens and I can understand why it is so popular in Japan. unseen by kevin dixey, on Flickr contagion by kevin dixey, on Flickr casualty by kevin dixey, on Flickr cleared to land TAKE 2 by kevin dixey, on Flickr Consider me a fan. It was the 28/3.5 that led me to discover the 50/1.8, 50/1.4 and 100/2.8 and while they seem to be fine lenses and I liked them well enough none of them made enough of an impression (other than them being small) to make me want them back, but the 28/3.5 has a special place in my kit. Looking forward to getting it on the NEX 7.