Buy cheap lens with tripod or expensive lens without tripod?

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OP photonium New Member • Posts: 4
Re: Buy cheap lens with tripod or expensive lens without tripod?

Thanks everyone for your considerations,

I do agree 15-85mm is probably a better lens for me than 17-55mm,
but I have not ruled out 18-35mm yet.

What keeps me thinking is if the very small increase in sharpness (few %Mpix in Dxomark) between a good lens and an exceptional lens is similar to using a tripod.

I couldn't find good 'lab tests' on this on multiple focal lengths, but just found
this article on 100mm FF indeed with sunlight and high shutter speed and IS, tripod can still do better, but on distant objects is less obvious:

Link

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