Let me start off by saying I know they are two completely different lenses. I just got a 5d iii and finally trying to get good glass. At the moment, due to budget, it's one of the other for the time being. My question is: which has the better image quality (color, contrast, sharpness, pop, etc)?
I've seen quite a bit of fanboy type of opinions (ones completely not based on reality), people saying "well why don't you just get the [Insert completely not relevant/asked about lens]", or other off topic comments. I'm not trying to be a d$#k but that kind of stuff seems to happen a lot on any forum.
The choice between the two for me is totally about image quality (not budget, features, use, or brand). I've searched for images on both lenses but since they're all taken by different photographers with significantly different skill levels it's been hard to judge. Ask the data charts and what not aren't my bag. I'm really about the actual final product. If the Tamron has the same quality then it's worth the extra money.
Has anyone shot with both or seen comparable images from the two? Can't rent at the moment so any help you all can give is greatly appreciated.