Hey All, I picked one of these up today and took it for a spin. I have a lot more time to spend with it but so far so good. I want the pictures to speak for themselves and I don't think my using a lot of adjectives will help any. http://www.photographyri.com/index.php/2012/04/27/brief-review-tamron-24-70mm-f2-8-vc-usm-1 I posed about in on my blog. In the coming days I plan to use it more and will continue to post.