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buy used, the non vc version of the tamron is supposed to be very sharp, the vc version apparently is a little softer, but both are pretty good buys in the used market especially for the price.
Since most of our photos will be candid family shots, I asked my wife to get in the habit of using the camera on a regular basis during the day. When I asked her about lenses, she said she thought a prime lens would be easier because she could focus on just taking pictures instead of zooming and then having the aperture change when she zooms. I'm considering the sigma 30 1.4, but I guess the 17/50 2.8 would be good too as the aperture could stay fixed and shed just have to change shutter speed accordingly.