First off I'd like to make it known that I did not purchase this lens on Amazon, which is why it doesn't say verified purchase. I've only taken a few photos with this lens, but so far I am very pleased with the results. Included is the lens, lens hood, and a carrying bag which is pretty nice. The lens itself is quite big and heavy, but the build quality feels good. I like equipment that is somewhat heavy and solid. For some reason it feels easier to balance in my h..