I always wanted to take pictures of dogs and dogs only. The main thing I wanted to capture is dogs running and playing outside and me being in a safe distance lol After al lot of research I bought the Canon EOS 40d (back then the newest model) and a 70-200 4.0. It was the perfect lens for me but even though I'm just a hobby photographer the 4.0 wasn't gonna cut it anymore and I upgraded to the 2.8. It's the perfect lens for me but I missed to capture a lot of goofy and precious moments since this freakin" lens is soooo big and I'm unable to shoot nice pictures inside. I took it on vacation once but it's not exactly handy.
I know that the 24-70mm 2.8 from canon would be the most perfect lens but it's waaaay over my budget and I don't really want to buy a used or refurbished one. Since I'm only a hobby photographer and only want to take pictures of my dogs or maybe kids someday, don't have to print anything etc and just want a " everyday workhorse" lens I don't really need one of the prime ones.
I looked at some Tamron lenses, watched videos, reviews etc. I can't decide between the 24-70-mm 2.8 VC and the 17-50 2.8 VC. Since I have a cropped sensor, would the 17-50 almost be close to 24-70?