kloodee wrote in post #8385595
guys comparing this lens to the Canon EF-s 17-55 f2.8, for the price you pay which one is a better deal?? i mean come on the canon is like 1000$ and this one is less than half the price, saying that you should expect a big IQ gap in between, is it the case ??
from the posted pic's i could say the tamron sometimes is even sharper than the canon but it's still uploaded pic's and probably been through PP
im asking because i can afford the canon but i was thinking to save some money for another lens or flash...
The Canon is sharper at corners and sides at all focal length. Tamron is sharper in the center from 17-35, but it becomes softer than Canon at 50mm. Also, Tamron doesn't have USM and IS. IS can be useful in some situations. But is it worth $600 more, I don't think so. I would rather use it to buy another lens, like a macro or telephoto. That allows me to take more pictures in different situations. For $600 more, I expect sharper image everywhere at all range and F stop, and L level build quality.