What fixed 2.8 (or brighter) versatile zoom for Canon 90d do you recommend?

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What fixed 2.8 (or brighter) versatile zoom for Canon 90d do you recommend?
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During my 7D/mk2 days, I used Tamron 17-50 f2.8 non-VC lens. It was super sharp, extremely compact and I have made some fantastic images with it. It's probably the lens I knew the most about it, all ups and downs.

Sadly, my cat rolled it from the table to the floor and it just broke beyond repair (would cost more than a new one). But at least it served me so well and repaid itself at least 100x to that end. It's out of production and I don't know how would it pair with Canon 90d nor if there are equally good but less noisy AF zooms out there?

Then, there's Sigma 17-50 f2.8. Like Tamron 17-50, it's sadly discontinued as of today.

I know nothing of Sigma 17-50, but I've seen some very nice images and people generally praise the lens, Currently, this is my main candidate.

There's Canon 17-55 f2.8 EF-S. Never used it, not sure if it's discontinued or not now? At the time I had 7D cameras, it was 2-3x more expensive than Tamron so it was out of the question.

Next, I've found very interesting but somehow focally limited lens Sigma 18-35mm f1.8. I wouldn't mind the 35mm end, but that 18mm seems too low, I think 17mm is the minimum I would use. In my experience, having enough of wide angle is never enough for versatile all-around zooms.
However, this is very interesting lens, still in production and I could see it for portrait use and other stuff. Except minimal focal range, the main disadvantage is the size - 800g is just too damn heavy. But that f1.8 is oh, one of a kind lens.

So to sum it all, what do you guys use or suggest, for a bright, fixed aperture all around zoom for high-performance 32mpx cropped sensor?

Tamron 17-50 f2.8
Sigma 17-50 f2.8
Canon 17-55 f2.8
Sigma 18-35 f1.8

Feel free to suggest another one if I forgot to check. Thanks in advance.

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