Charlie wrote in post #14922874
17-5X easily. either the tamron or if you can spend, then the canon(you did mention the 24-105 after all).
I'm surprised by people recommending the inferior 24-105.
two keywords: "tighter", "indoors"
Thanks, but this doesn't meet my needs for a longer zoom lens for wildlife photography. The reason why I mentioned the 24-105 was because I was under the (maybe incorrect) assumption that 105 would be long enough to get some decent wildlife photos with some well done cropping.
If I get the 17-55 (a terrific lens I admit), I might still need to add the 55-250 to get the range of what I want to do with my photos, and that tacks on another 200 dollars. I know it's just another 200, but now I'm looking at almost double what I was originally thinking of spending with just the prime and the 55-250.
Another consideration is I do harbor dreams/ hopes of moving up to full-frame one day, so I wanted to stick to EF lenses if at all possible... I know the 55-250 is an EF-S, but that's only 200 bucks and probably fairly easy to sell or cheap enough to keep on a hypothetical back-up crop sensor camera.