Sony 16-50 vs. Tamron 17-50

Started May 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
dandoro Contributing Member • Posts: 708
Sony 16-50 vs. Tamron 17-50

As far as I can see, the best under 800$ zoom lenses for Sony Alpha are the Sony DT 16-50 f2.8 and the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 non-VC version. Please correct me if I forgot to include any lens in this comparison.

I recently read two reviews and it seems that the Tamron is better than the Sony. Take a look here: http://www.photozone.de/sony-alpha-aps-c-lens-tests/386-tamron_1750_28_sony?start=1 and here http://www.photozone.de/sony_nex/730-sony1650f28?start=1

On the other hand, the reviews on dyxum.com say that the Sony is miles ahead the Tamron. Which is the truth? Which lens is the best in terms of overall sharpness, contrast and colours?

 dandoro's gear list:dandoro's gear list
Fujifilm X-T2 Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow