I am about to be gifted a 6Dmkii, which will be my first full frame camera. I am lacking a lens in the "standard" zoom range that will work on the 6Dmkii.
As much as I would love to purchase a 24-70 f/2.8L II, it is out of my current price range.
I am looking for essentially a "general purpose" range. Wider probably more important than longer. So for example, if the 24-105 f/4L IS II is nice, but the 24-70 f/4L IS is better, I don't mind losing the 30mm on the long end.
f/2.8 speeds would be nice as I shoot the occasional HS/college theater event as a courtesy for friends and have borrowed lenses in the past, but I don't know if f/2.8 is possible with a $750-$1000 (or less) price budget.
I am not opposed to 3rd party brands as long as the focus is comparable in reliability and speed.
Any suggestions? I can read all the reviews, but I prefer getting suggestions from people that have actually used the equipment for more than a few days to write a review.