I'm trying out a lens that honestly I don't think I would have tried unless prompted to. I have not been a big fan of Tamron lenses. For some reason they don't have the magic that makes me want to go out and shoot them. Until maybe now. I'm still undecided, but I can say for sure that this is the best Tamron lens I've ever used and it may well find a place in my bag. This is my first night with the lens. I will keep you posted as I put it through it's paces.