Is the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC sharp at f/2.8? Mine is. Focus accuracy is good too, so I must have nabbed a good copy. It does tend to vignette more than I’d like at f/2.8, but I can live with it.
I just realized that Suki is two years old as of last month. She’s a completely different dog than when she was a puppy. She’s independent, yet obedient and affectionate. She loves everyone she meets, human or dog (though the last time she met a rabbit, she turned into “Hunting Wolf”). She’s completely exceeded my expectations not only for her breed but for dog ownership too (she’s our first). I never thought I’d love an animal so much!