The image quality of this lens I think is as good as the M100f2.8 or maybe even better. The slightly larger size is noticable and makes handling just a wee-bit easier, and again the lens hood is really useful. I know the built-in hoods are sometimes are not as efficient as a separate hood, having one built into the lens that requires zero fiddling and that cannot get lost is a very welcome addition. Wider lenses would not necessarily benefit since they would need to 'fan out' from the edge of wide lenses, which might explain why they don't exist. I do, however, think normal and short telephoto lenses could have benefited from short built-in hoods. I know... I shall go back in time and complain to the manufacturers at once.
Here I have to show three shots taken recently with this lens. Top is a shot of the Jasper Farmer's Market as it wraps up. Usually, there are vendors spread around the block but it's late in the season and late in the day, so only a few remain. The trees in front of the courthouse have changed color in spectacular style, unlike most trees in the area at the time this photo was shot. Click the photo to see larger and full size versions.
Center is a close-up shot of turning leaves on a young sweet gum tree near my house. I could have used a wider aperture for shallower DOF to isolate the largest leaf in the 10:00 position. I've been doing this for years, more than a decade now, and still I find in retrospect changes I should have made before the shot. Learning goes on a lot longer than we have time to learn, unfortunately.
Finally, we have the grand view of Round Mountain at sunset. This day had a cloudless sky, which is good and bad. Most cloudy skies are overcast but sometimes the clouds are scattered or breaking up which can provide quite a light show this time of day. The colors have not reached peak here at this time, and it appears the trees are changing in such an asynchronous way that we'll only end up with spots of color on a mainly gray landscape.
Again, click any photo to see larger versions, and comments can be left on this page or under each photo if you are so inclined.