OK, just bought a new 7D. I am pumped !
I currently have an XSI and a few lenses.
My original plan was to purchase a 60D and a new lens, but after looking
at the 7D at the store I leaned towards that.
It was one of those, I think I would regret it later if I chose the 60D.
Don't get me wrong, the 60D seems more than capable, but I think I would have wanted the extra features of the 7D later.
I live by the phrase, "buy once, cry once".
Besides, I liked the size better and I will be photographing my 8 Y/O son in
baseball next year.
The 7D looks to be the better camera for action shooting.
So the XSI was going to be kept as a backup but is now going to be sold to help fund new glass. Besides I think the XSI will spend a lot of time in the bag now that I have the 7D.
So, my choices are: 70-200L f/4 IS or the 24-105L f/4 IS.
I can afford one "L" lens for now and will pick up the other one next summer.
I'm leaning towards the 70-200 just because I currently use my 55-250 more often than not. I also have a Sigma 17-70 that I keep on the camera at all times, but I find myself switching to the 55-250 a lot. I really like the quality of images from the 55-250, maybe that's why I choose it often.
I think I am really going to enjoy the 24-105 FL also. I rarely shoot anything below 24mm. I just seem to be able to get better images at longer focal lengths.
I am sure it is mostly due to the photographer and not the camera system.
So what would you choose?