The lens is a solidly built lens with a metal and plastic construction, with rubber grips making it easy to adjust zoom and focus. The rear lens mount is made out of coated brass, and the lens feels extremely well built with a decent weight. Marked on the side is three digits of its release year so the lens can be identified by the date of launch. Focus was quick and silent and the front ring allows full time manual focusing adjustment. With just a brief period of time shooting with the lens, results look impressive with sharp images at both wide and
telephoto ends of the lens, and good bokeh performance when using the lens wide open.