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Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF]

1750diII
Review Date: Dec 11, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: price, speed, weight, focal length
Cons:
build quality is not as good as others but i have no problem with that, AF is loud

when compared to the alternative canon 17-40mm f /4.0L:

the good:

10mm longer
the 17mm wide end is actually wider than canon's 17mm wide end
lighter
at f/2.8, faster
cheaper price wise

the bad:

build qualitiy
no USM, semi loud AF