God I am so tired of looking at all the junk in photos with iso over 400... at first I thought it was me, but man, I was just looking at someones photos who was using a (and I know this is non Canon here) Panasonic DMC-GH3 with a 14-140/F4.0-5.8... and he's got images in there shot at 1600 iso that look just as good as stuff I do at 400 iso.
So obviously I mistakenly invested in this stupid Canon 17-55mm brick piece of doodoo thinking 2.8 was going to get me to the promised land, when it turns out that I should have been thinking sensor all along... and now I had to put packing tape around the barrel so it won't freaking flop out every time I tip the camera to see a shot. Who's going to buy a used 17-55 with barrel creep that bad?
So my camera just sits. On top of all that, I ride my bike everywhere now, so I need something more portable but don't want to back off on quality?
Should I keep the 17-55 and get a used 7D? Or sell everything and reInvest in an EOS M? Other thoughts? Any advice appreciated.