I bought this lens a few months ago because I wanted one of the STM lenses that are super quiet. This one is great for video. You can't even hear it. Since I'm purchasing a new full frame Canon camera, I thought I'd sell my T7i, along with this lens. I paid $349 for this and I feel that $250 is a bargain. The lens is practically brand new. I have only used it very rarely. Ask any questions you would like and I'll get back to you. Here are some photos.