http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Vivitar_35-105mm_f/3.5_Close_Range_zoom My thoughts 1- It's heavy and wide, the heaviest I have owned. This is neither good or bad, it just depends on your desires. 72mm Wide is the payoff. 2- Focus travel is a twist and a half. By this I mean it takes more than one wrist turn to travel the entire spectrum. The advantage is that this gives you a lot of focusing room. The downside is that rapid adjustments are going to be hard if your using this for action shots. 3- The range is great. Enough said. 4- The minimum focus range is not close at all. You gotta stand way back. On to the images. Nothing fancy, just random stuff around the house. 1- Small barrel cactus. 2- Flag 3- Fish tank, (say hi Buster) Clearly not the best, ISO too high, but I included it just for fun. 4- Light switch late at night. Another high ISO shot. 5- Lighted wall 6- Sunflower I have yet to get a really good, "That's a great shot," shot. They all seem to have a bit too much noise, but I hope it is just because I am not using it right.