Kit lens 18-55mm f3.5 vs. Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 (non-VC)- which is superior optically ?

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Kit lens 18-55mm f3.5 vs. Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 (non-VC)- which is superior optically ?

I currently have both , The Tamron for better available light performance, but it otherwise overlaps significantly with the kit lens. So does this make the kit lens redundant ? Assuming I don't need the extra 5mm of reach or 1mm less wideness ...

In What circumstances would the kit lens have an edge over the Tamron if you ignore the above ?

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