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The Tamron F3.8-5.6 28-200mm AFXR Di Macro Zoom Lens is amazing when you think that this image quality is possible in a 320g super zoom. It is also, of course, improved further by the new CA and fringing removal in ACR 7.1 and Photoshop CS6.
I went out with it yesterday on a D800E and it does make carrying that camera a lot better. No need to constantly change lenses and a reasonable weight.
So cheap? Yes
Nasty? Most definitely not.