Hello all, Recently upgraded and got a canon 80D. It wasn't the camera I really wanted, but it checked the box to everything I truly needed. Was difficult to make the responsible choice and get what was realistic instead of extend myself into getting something that was more of a "want". I have used a canon 18-135mm for the majority of my shots because its very versatile for what I have been shooting. I want another lens with a little bit of range, but with a faster aperture. As much as I'd like to drop $1000 on a lens, I just dont have that available and am looking for the most bag for my buck type lens. I'm not huge on prime lenses, but the nifty 50 f/1.8 is in the back of my mind to grab at some point along the way. Through my research, the sigma - 17-50mm f/2.8 seems to fit right within the perimeters that I'm looking for. I'm well aware of the hatred towards the moving focal ring and how loud it is during video. However, I wouldn't be looking to shoot a ton of video with it and if I were, I would most likely be doing slow panning shots with manual pulls. I've seen this lens go anywhere from $289-$360 new and as low as $200 used. Is there another lens that I'm overlooking that would be a good comparison to this lens or even perhaps a better option?