so im spending a semester in copenhagen starting in the fall. while there, i intend to be taking a lot of pictures. im looking to upgrade my lens options for my t2i to give me something a bit better than the horrible 18-55 kit lens that ive been too lazy/broke to replace until now
im currently planning on selling the 18-55, which leaves only my tokina 11-16. i need a new walk around/daily driver lens, so i was thinking about getting the tamron 17-50 (non vc), which seems good for what i need, but i was also kinda considering the canon 17-85. any thoughts or suggestions for similar lenses?
also ill be spending a small bit of time in remote locations for classes, where i was thinking a longer lens might be nice to have. would i really regret adding a cheap canon 75-300 or something for a 1 week trip? ill be spending 95% of my time in the city, where i wouldn't use it, and i dont have the budget to get a good telephoto in addition to a normal lens (which is my priority). this would be a cheap one for the rare occasion i need it and i would upgrade when i can in the future, or dont get anything at all. i also have a old tokina 80-200 in fd mount that i could adapt if that's a better option (but i know iq sucks and it doesnt adapt well)
basically, what would ns recommend for what i need?