Hi folks,
I am currently looking for a new lens that covers a zoom range going from wide angle to mid telephoto. It should have a continious aperture and image stabilization.
Whether it covers Full frame or not doesn't matter. EF Mount is crucial, since I own a lot of Metabones EF Adapters.

They say that the Canon 17-55mm 2.8 IS is quite a good lens for cinematography purposes.
Did you try the cheaper versions of Tamron and Sigma? Any experience with those? How does the IS perform? I heard Tamron's IS is better than Canon's

Are there any newer lenses out there that might be a cheaper option to Canons 17-55?
Maybe something with a little bit more zoom range (something like an 18-85mm).

Thanks for your recommendations!