I bought a new lens today. I went on a lunchtime photowalk to test it out, and got on fairly well. It’s got a couple of quirks which will take some getting used to (mostly things like the zoom ring turns the “wrong” way, and it’s got a zoom lock which I keep remembering to turn on, but forgetting to turn off) I’m quite pleased with the quality of the photos in general. It’s a little soft around the edges when it’s at the widest end of its range, but it performs nicely at the full zoom.
It’s early days, but it’s nice to have my dslr back in the game.