I was not actually looking to purchase another lens as I believe that I have most "bases" covered at this point.
Found one of these in the "bargain bucket" at a local shop for less that half of the normal retail price.
Certainly not the highest quality glass that I own, but enjoying the photos that are just a bit "off". The zoom range is very convenient for the person wanting to travel "light.
Classic, compact, lightweight ultra-long-range zoom for APS-C formatThe first all-in-one zoom lens to achieve wide-angle-to-long telephoto coverage (28-300mm equivalent) along with outstanding imaging performance, it's still the world's lightest, most compact 11.1X zoom lens in its class. Ready for virtually any photographic opportunity -family events, distant wildlife and sports action, compelling close-ups of the kids -it does it all without having to change lenses.
Advanced Tamron technology -special XR and LD glass, Hybrid Aspherics, and Internal Focusing -is what makes all this possible in a dramatically downsized package. Cutting-edge internal and external multi-coating assures flare-free pictures even under challenging conditions. With specs like this no wonder it's Tamron's most popular lens.