Tamron 17-50 2.8 (non-VC) vs. Tamron 17-50 2.8 (VC)

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Re: Tamron 17-50 2.8 (non-VC) vs. Tamron 17-50 2.8 (VC)
In reply to benbammens, May 30, 2013

I've had both of this lens when shooting with APS-C, and I'd recommend getting the non VC version for two reasons

1. the corner sharpness is better in the non VC.

2. the VC sometimes induces blurriness / shake. It's not that often, something like 5 out of 100 times shooting, and it usually just on the first time it boot up after not being used for a while (say an hour). But it still ruin some of my shot, and I'm not particularly fond of it.

Just read MatsK's comment, and want to clarify on sharpness issue, my 17-50mm vc was bought about a few month after it's released, so you can say it's the earlier ones.

If the corner sharpness does improve and now the vc is on par with non vc, that's a great news. Wasn't happy with my vc, way softer than the older non vc

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