I use a t2i and currently use the Tammy 17-50 NON VC as my "every day" lens.
The Tammy is quite nice, as far as IQ and colors. However its not superb.
I see that 90% of my shots are in the 17-35 range, and was considering the 16-35L as an upgrade. Its on sale now for the new year.
Can anyone give me feedback on this ? Is there a big jump between these two lenses? I've read conflicting reports on the 16-35 - but the colors and overall IQ seem superior ?
The photozone review of the Tammy is glowing -- what is it that it lacks that you are hoping to find in the replacement ? Is there any specific issue, or are you looking for some intangible "wow" factor that you find in other lenses but not this one (and if so, which lenses ?)
If you're looking for something that will sweep you off your feet, I'd say look into either a wide angle prime in that range or a full frame body. But I'm just shooting from the hip here.
btw, since you mentioned colors and seem to be looking to make them pop -- are you shooting raw ? A little anecdote I have about this -- I recently shot some pictures when I had some visitors. I was showing them my camera gear -- a 5D Mark II, a Rebel XS, and a Panasonic GF2. Predictably, the cameras typically perform in descending order of sensor size, 5D > rebel > gf2, and yet on that day the images from the GF2 were vastly superior, simply because I was shooting raw with that camera and jpeg with the others.