It is a woman's prerogative to change her lens.
I went back to Henrys today, and the wonderful Ricardo understood completely that I was finding the 28-75 mm lens a little bulky and obtrusive to carry around the city, especially at night.
I exchanged it for the small, fast canon 50mm f/1.4. I am so in love with it, I am walking on air. Thank you, Leapfrog, for not saying "I told you so". The Tamron lens was GREAT, and if I could afford two right now, I would keep it.
I want to work in low light, and there is something so pure about starting out with nothing but a fixed 50mm. And at 1.4, I will never need the dreaded flash (if it can't be shot with available light, I won't shoot it).
It was another gray day in hogtown, so I headed to the conservatory at Allen Gardens and took pictures 'till my battery died. I am so happy. I'll put up a bunch of pictures, then edit down to just a few.
My camera feels like a part of me. The more compact size means I won't hesitate to take it with me everywhere I go.