I have a Sigma 28-200 that hasn't seen the light of day for 20 years, but was quite useful when stopped down and reasonably compact. The general buying trend used to be 50 with the camera body, then 28 and/or 135. The telephoto morphed into 70-210, after which the 1990s kit zoom idea took off, first at 35-70, then 28-85.
Ebay is bursting with unbranded zoom lenses of modest apertures. Some are okay if good light, but they've fallen from fashion.