So I'm thinking of diving into the wonderful world of 2.8 lenses but I'm pretty torn on what would give me the best bang for the buck. After reading some of Tom's Blog a while back, I had my eye on..... http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/652137-USA/Tamron_AFB005NII700_SP_AF_17_50mm_f_2_8.html But after a little web browsing, I keep reading about the same lens without the VC and how it's supposed to be a much sharper lens. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/550954-REG/Tamron_AF016NII_700_17_50mm_f_2_8_XR_Di_II.html So I have come to you, my dis friends in search for some opinions that actually matter. What would you do? Sacrifice the VC for a higher IQ? Opt for the stabilization? Go with a different manufacturer like Sigma? http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/689623-REG/Sigma_583306_17_50mm_F2_8_EX_DC.html Or just sell my camera and take up golf again? Thanks guys. I have a little bit of time to make up my mind but it's starting to stress me out!