I'm still playing with the new lens on my EOS 70D. Today's morning walk was the long one over through Cohoes to Route 32 and back up and over through Waterford.
I used a polarizer filter for all of these shots and all are five image HDR composites processed with Photomatix Pro 6. I'm finding that while the close focusing capability of this lens is nice, the best thing is the image stabilization. An f/2.8 normal focal length equivalent with four stops of stabilization at this price point is a nice lens indeed.