Wide angle difference: Sony 16-50 vs Tamron 17-50

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nenoanen
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Wide angle difference: Sony 16-50 vs Tamron 17-50
Oct 29, 2012

Hi there everyone. Im planning to replace my 18-55 kit with something better. I shoot mainly landscapes but do casual portraits.  I'm considering either the 16-50 or the tamron 17-50. Is the 16-17mm difference noticeable at all in terms of wideness? From the reviews, it seems that the 1650 is only slightly superior to the Tamron optically though has a significantly better build quality. My budget is rather limited but I can wait for a while and save up for 1650, but if the difference in wide angle coverage is negligible, ill settle for the cheaper Tamron. If anyone has used both lenses, your inputs will be appreciated! Thanks

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