I purchased this lens earlier than intended but found it on sale at a very good price so could not resist any longer. My initial thoughts are that it is another winner out of the Fuji stable. It has so far, performed very well in the minimal shooting I have done in the few days I have owned it. The only gripe I have is the lens hood. Why? Because it is a real pain to mount it on the lens whether it be ready for shooting or inverted for storage in my kit bag. While a hood that constantly falls off or becomes loose due to ill fitting is unwelcome, too tight a fit makes the fitting very slow for fear of causing any damage to the mount of either the hood or lens. Perhaps it will become easier with use?