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Build quality is really good. Zoom is smooth, AF has a bit of zip to it and the minimum focus distance of 11" is fun. The lens reminds me of the Tokina 12-24mm that I had for my Canon 40D. Just maybe a smidgen lighter.
In looking at the lens mount, it almost feels as if the lens mount isn't matched up properly with the camera. Placing the lens on the camera is smooth and fit is snug. In removing the lens, when I rotate the lens to remove it (counter clockwise?) I have to rotate it just a smidgen in the opposite direction for the lens to come loose.
I didn't experience any issues with the contacts matching up between the body and lens.
Again, really haven't had time to test the image quality but here's a snapshot taken shortly after I unpacked the lens. I'm not sure what the black mark is in the bottom right corner of the image. It almost looks as if I didn't have the lens hood rotated fully.
UPDATE: The black spot is from the lens hood. The hood fits tight and you really have to twist it to get it to seat just right.
Light is fading in my neighborhood. Will try to get another test shot or two tomorrow.