I am thinking on upgrading my 18-55 kit lens and I am leaning towards getting a used Canon 17-55 f2.8. My price range is about 650 - 700.
After browsing for quite some while, the only alternatives I can come up with is either the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 or the Canon 17-40 L. I will most likely not go with the L since I do a lot of low light stuff hence I need the 2.8.
Does anybody know of any better lens that includes the 17 - 50 range, has a fixed diaphragm that would provide a better "bang for buck" than the Canon one?
From what I have seen, the Canon 17-55 provides sharper results and focuses faster than the Tamron. Is there somebody who tried them both? Is the difference in price really worth it ? (I'm leaning towards yes but it's always good to ask for exterior opinions)
My body is a 450d (xsi). After looking at the t3i or t4i I decided it's useless to upgrade the body, and a good lens would do more than a 7d with the kit lens.