Wait! Does this lens come with the pinch-cap?? that's actually really important.. lol
Mine didn't come up the pinch cap...
Yeah. Actually, mine didn't either. I emailed b&h about it and no really detailed response other than that the lens was in their current/recent stock. Sad sad..
btw, the lens is fantastic for still and slow objects. Anything a little quick is not good as the lens is super duper slow. Oh well, 129, I'll keep the lens cap.
No special pinch cap for mine either. Although I like the side pinching, I think its easier. Focus seems fast enough for me. Gave the lens to my brother and he was taking shots of kids running around in the house with bounce flash. Certainly is a nice lightweight non-obtrusive lens compared to the 24-70.