I went to a local park after work today, just to play with a lens I haven’t used in awhile: Tamron 70-300 f4-5.6 Di. The purpose of the walk was to use the Df and the lens, handheld, to see how well the vibration reduction worked. To begin with, I shot at iso 100, just to see how well the vibration reduction worked – it’s okay, but the lens would benefit from stable subjects at this iso. At 400 iso, detail was lost, but longish exposures were not too horrible handheld. This shot was taken at iso 400, 140mm, f5.6, 1/30 sec. Overall, the combo of the lens and camera leaves sharpness a bit to be desired, but under the right circumstances, I rather like this lens.