Excerpt: This lens doesn't seem to give the clear shots I was hoping for. Even on a tripod, I haven't been able to get that crisp focus I'm looking for. I guess I shouldn't expect too much for the price. Shame on me for trying to save a dollar and giving up quality. Money not well spent.
Summary: This is my second Tamron lens. It met all my expectations and is a great "price/quality buy". The resolution is as good as a with a higher priced lens of similar specs. Well packaged and shipped with quality accessories.