Most people think that the ticket to good pictures is the camera, however if you have fast glass you can make any camera a good camera. By fast glass, I am referring to how low the aperture will go. The faster the glass, the heavier in weight and the more $$$$. If you have to choose between a camera or the lens I am going to tell you that I would pick lens over camera every day of the week. The Tamron G2 70-200 2.8 has far surpassed my expectations. I have fallen in love with this lens. This lens can be used on a full frame, crop sensor, and even a mirror less with an adapter. This is my go to lens for ring shots. When it comes to taking pictures on the farm my go to lens is the Tamron 24-70 2.8. This lens is great for backdrops and on the farm shoots. Inside the barn is always a tight fit. This lens gives you more options and you always crop post edit.