Tamron 17-50 OR Canon 17-85mm?

Started Sep 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jon_T
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Which Tamron 17-50mm?
In reply to BobT, Sep 7, 2012

The original non-VC lens is much sharper than the 17-85 IS: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=400&Camera=474&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=251&CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

The 17-85mm overall image quality is good -- read the reviews for yourself ...
http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/canon_17-85_4-5p6_is_usm_c16/4
http://www.lenstip.com/index.html?test=obiektywu&test_ob=12

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-17-85mm-f-4-5.6-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/402-canon_1785_456is_50d
and many more.

Given the 17-85 IS price and max apertures may want to look at the Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.0. Sigma does need to be stopped down a stop from max apertures which be the same as the max apertures of the 17-85mm IS. OR wait and save up for the Canon 15-85mm IS.

Now days with all the various on-line sites one can find more than enough reviews, with sample images, etc. to be able to make thorough comparisons with a little self initiative.

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