The ultimate travel zoom. Very compact with an impressive zoom range. Delivers very good images in decent lighting conditions, mainly the L-class. Could perhaps have been a little brighter but I realize the difficulty of the combination and the price had certainly been different. My obvious choice among the zoom area when I are going traveling. I have a tendency to get bored with some lenses but this one I have had for some years and will never get rid of. Can you afford to buy one.