bits and bobs
Got a new lens for walk about purposes. It's the 17-50mm 2.8 (VC) from Tamron. I have got to say that I am very impressed with the lens. (I would've gladly purchased a Nikon lens, but I could not justify the price. Not yet. Gotta make more $$ then eventually...but I digress.)
The good news, and the reason I wanted this lens is that I can now shoot images and get the whole scene in it - and it's a constant 2.8. If you are looking at getting this lens, you can get by with getting the non VC (stabilization tool). The VC in my lens is noisy! I actually shut it off and won't use it unless I really need to.