I never thought I would be posting a thread like this but here I am.
I shoot anything and everything but prefer sports. I take my camera EVERYWHERE. I have a budget of $1200 or so. My current Setup:
Tokina 12-24 f/4
Sigma 17-70 variable aperature
Sigma 24/60 f/2.8
Sigma 70-200 f/2.8
I will be selling my Sigma 17-70 and 24-60 for sure. I want constant aperature when needed in the 17-50 range. My 24-60 is great but I find myself looking for that 17-24 range with this lens and don't use this lens much. I also want to add a lightweight zoom for times when I don't want to or need to take my Sigma 70-200. The zoom that I want to add does not have to be super fast; I'm more concerned with the IQ, size and weight. I'm not concerned with overlap in the 70mm+ range because each lens will have it's own designated duties.
Buy a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 ($430) and Tokina 50-135 f/2.8 ($650)
Buy a Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS ($960) and Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS ($300)
Save money and get the Tamron 17-50 ($430) and the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS ($300).
All options fit my criteria by giving me 2.8 in the 17-50 range plus a smaller, lighter weight zoom for the times when I want to travel a bit lighter. I'm just confused as to which route to go. I'm also open to suggestions.
Thanks in advance!!!