This was a great lens that I bought second hand for only $350 nowadays and it takes great pictures. It handles well and I use it for portraits and macro photography.
Only problem is (literally just now in the middle of my shoot) the auto focus stopped working. I've checked the settings inside and out on the lens and camera and can't seem to find the problem, so I'm chalking it up to the af/mf ring malfunctioning.
I do recommend this lens otherwise.