I love macrophotography, and this lens seemed like a great addition to my NX2000 kit.At the minimum focus distance of 7.4 inches (0.187 m) and maximum f/2.8 aperture, the depth of field is a miniscule 0.043 inches (1.1 mm)! Even with OIS, it is impossible to hold the camera still enough to take a decent shot. A good, adjustable tripod will hold the camera steady and a remote shutter release will further improve stability. You'll also want to use manual focus as the autofocus sometimes has trouble locking on under these demanding circumstances.DOF at minimum focus distance increases to 0.49 inches (12.4 mm) at the minimum aperture of f/32, but this requires a substantial amount of light. The flash is useless that close, so you'll need a good studio lamp or two.The manual focus override only works if you keep the shutter release partially depressed. If you let go of the button, as soon as you press it again it will attempt to refocus. Unlike most of the other large NX lenses, this one does not have an AF/MF switch; to use full manual focus you have to go though the function menu.The lens is also a fair telephoto lens, about equivalent to 90 mm in 35 mm format, with a hyperfocal distance of 210 feet (64 m) at f/2.8 and 18.5 feet (5.6 m) at f/32. It is rather bulky, however, at 3.3 inches (84 mm) long and 0.8 pounds (373 g), about the same size and weight as the NX 50-200mm zoom lens, but only 2/3 of an f-stop wider. The two lenses take the same size filters, 52 mm, and their lens hoods are interchangeable.