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Tokina 16-50mm vs Tamron 17-50mm?

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Jul 18, 2008 17:27 |  #1

I'm looking to purchase a walkaround zoom for my 400D, and have sorted it down to these two.

After trying them in the store I'm mighty impressed by the Tokina's build and 'feel', while the Tamron is more like a toy. What makes me most hesitant about getting the 16-50mm though are the varying reports about the optical performance. Some claim it to be on-par with the Tamron's good IQ, whereas other examples aren't quite that impressive.

Which one would you go for?
Do you have any useful links/comparisions to take a look at?

Thanks for your input, I appreciate it!


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Jul 18, 2008 18:41 |  #2

BrewsterPilot,,,I've got the Tamron 17-50m F/2.8,,,brilliant lens, sharp as a tack even wide open.. I know little of the Tokina..

I also own the Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 and Tamron 90mm F/2.8 Macro..

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Jul 18, 2008 18:46 |  #3

Brewster, please check image samples starting on page 4 and after for image samples of the Toke.....​ad.php?t=330731

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