A side-by-side comparison of my new telephoto zoom and my standard zoom, a fair improvement in sharpness I reckon. Would love to have seen my original kit lens up against these two. I remember the Tamron blowing the kit lens away by a more significant margin than seen here.

It’s not until you make comparisons like this that it’s apparent where your money goes, but I think there is a fairly obvious that you get what you pay for…

Both lenses stopped down to f/5.6, which going by previous tests, is the optimum aperture for critical sharpness in both the Canon and Tamron. 100% crop. Zeroed in Lightroom. White Balance corrected. Click for full size…

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