I picked up this lens from a forum member to add something long and fast(er) to my bag. It is extremely easy to focus on the G2. Supporting it with my left hand under the lens is no problem. For an f2.8 lens that gives me a 360mm field of view I'm very happy. I won't take it with me all the time but for instance I could have used the two stops last summer when shooting puffins with the 45-200 lens.
Here are some samples with the camera dangling precariously out my window. The cranes in the port are a good 3 plus miles away.
Whoops guess the window washers screwed up going over the edge. Didn't notice this until I loaded the shot on the computer
Think I would leave out the bridge?
Not the crispiest handheld at ISO 100 1/200
An ISO 800 crop - default LR 3 beta 2 settings
Some smooth transition to the OOF areas