I spent a lot of time researching lenses during the past month and kept coming back to this one. I'm hoping it will allow me to take decent pictures of my projects, even at night. Lately I've been having to wait until my lunch hour or the weekend to take pictures of things for this blog, and that doesn't work for tutorials when I'm doing all the steps at night! I hate using flash so hopefully this will be a good solution for me. I've been learning a lot more about photography lately and I'm finding myself wanting to take more and more pictures to practice. It's kind of fun shooting in manual mode and seeing how the pictures change while adjusting the settings. I can't wait to play with my new lens! I'm praying for fast shipping.