Hi guys, I'm currently using a Canon 500D and i'm looking to upgrade my 18-55 kit lens. I do walk-abouts most of the time and i was thinking of getting the Sigma 17-70 with OS as my next lens.
However, i've had quite a few friends telling me to get the Tamron 17-50mm instead. Thing is, the 17-70 appeals to me because of its additional zoom range, improved aperture and doubles as a Macro lens. I thought since i'm doing walk-abouts, these features are pretty good for me. But is the Tamron 17-50 really that good?
I went around and found the 17-70 with OS at $795. The Tamron of course is such more affordable at $580..
So i'm kind of in between right now. Can you guys give me some pointers? THanks!
Anyway, i found some pretty neat images on flicker taken with the sigma 17-70mm. Maybe you guys can tell me whether this lens is worth getting?