ty much, Frank. yes sir, had it all boxed up and ready to go back and after missing the post office i figured i'd give it another round or two just to make sure i wasn't missing something....the lens was surely more than sharp enough, the bokeh yummy and focus was spot on but i was getting a contrary color cast that i just couldn't live with. in the end it was really very simple. it came down to -> in camera minus saturation. whata dramatic difference! it changed everything, ...skin tones, u name it. i am now WAY happy with this lens,..everything about it suits me just fine:biggrin:Those are very nice, Nute, because you didn't overwhelm the flowers with flash.
I seem to remember you saying you were sending the Tammy back. Change you mind?
It's an excellent partnership. I help you spend your money, and you make me look good by taking wonderful pictures :biggrin:.btw, this is again somewhat your fault (such as my 180 purchase). i had been exploring cheaper alternatives to the macro thing and finally went the way of a dedicated macro lens. in the end, it just makes sense:smile: