I know, I know. Same old question. First a little background. I worked my way up to a 7D now. My incredible bride bought the new EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM II for my Christmas gift. (Did I mention how incredible she is?) OK, so my EF-s 17-85MM f/4-5.6 IS USM has served well as an everyday walk around lens but with the new camera, now it's time to step up.
I know I want f/2.8. That is not up for debate. The two options are
EF-s 17-55MM f/2.8 IS USM
EF 24-70MM f/2.8L USM
I have looked at photo examples till I'm blue in the face. Know doubt, they are both great lenses for sharpness, color, low distortion and high resolution. What I am down to now is usability.
For me, the 17-85 is a great focal length. But, sometimes I wish it was a little longer. On the other hand, I almost never wish for it to be wider. (Although there is a 10-22mm in my future) I am afraid 24 will not be wide enough (on a 1.6 crop camera) for some indoor shooting with a new grandbaby on the way. But, I am sure 55mm won't be long enough for walking around outside.
My question for those who own these lenses is this. Do you find the focal lengths a problem and how to you adjust to them?
What I really want is a EF-s 15-105MM f/2.8L IS USM