I'm picking up photography as a new hobby and I've been borrowing my sister's 300D with a 50mm f/1.8. I want to now buy my own equipment and I'm trying to decide which route I should take. I want to avoid the whole crop vs. FF debate, so I'm moving on to the lens instead. The types of pictures I like to take are (in this order): indoor, outdoor, portraits, landscapes. I have a large extended family, so the indoor shots that I take need a fast lens. The 50mm on a crop, I find is a bit to close and I need a wider angle.
Does anyone have side by side comparisons of the 17-55 on a crop to a 24-70 on a FF? I did read the review on the 17-55 and it mentioned that it was sharper than the 24-70, but wanted more hands on comparison with the two. Putting the money factor aside (especially with the Canon rebates around the corner,) which would you recommend?
TIA for helping me spend my money.