I recently picked up a Rebel XSi and want to get a versatile "carry" lens for an Alaskan cruise trip I am taking this spring. A local camera shop is having their annual "demo" sale, and I can get a Tamron 18-270 Di II VC PZD for $429.00. It would be considered a "new" sale and would come with its full 6yr warranty, and there is also a $50.00 rebate going now, which would bring final cost down to $379.00.
I've heard mixed reviews on this lens. Could someone give me some real life personal reviews of this lens if you do in fact own one. Thanks.