I hate asking opinions on such personal decisions, but that doesn't stop me from doing it anyway... lol I'm trying to get into the SLR market for as cheaply as possible. My demands as of right now are very low, as I'm just looking for a lens that will give me quality shots. My definition of quality is hard to describe, but as long as the lens isn't really soft (?) I will probably be okay with it. http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamron-AF-28-80...ryZ30070QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Anyway, I want to make sure it will autofocus properly (not behind my subject or anything like that), produces a clear image, not real soft of fuzzy, and doesn't produce hideously bad barrel and pincushion at the extremes (some I'm okay with). Any help would be appreciated. I also wanted to add that my camera now is a Panasonic Lumix FZ20, and my camera before that was a Nikon FM2. My nikon had kit lenses and I still liked its photos, just so you know kind of what my expectation level is.