Hi Guys. I thought I would get the opinions of the collective about this choice.
My 17-55 f2.8 needs expensive repair as it is failing to achieve sharp focus every time. Rather than bother with the repair just to keep an old lens with no VR, I thought I would update it with one of the above new VR lenses. They are both good for the intended purpose (second body for weddings and general use), but obviously the 16-80 has the small speed advantage.
What I wondered is how the sharpness and VR compare (I go cross-eyed trying to get a warm feeling after reading these test sites).
Have any of you compared the two?