I've been waiting for this day, and it has come. I am getting rid of my 17-55 f/2.8 IS. It's a lens I never was happy with, but used most often due to the perfect focal length for most of what I did.
I pre-ordered the 5D III, and need to find a good replacement. I thought about the 105L but I've heard mixed reviews on it and would really love to get the 24-70 II but I think it might be too much of a stretch.
Also thought there was a 24-105L refresh coming around.
Any suggestions for a good all around lens to replace the 17-55?
I know someone will ask it; my main reasons for not liking the 17-55.
Never was impressed with the IQ, it's not bad but the 70-200 is just so much better it is amazing.
It collects dust like a vacuum going under furniture.
The IS is bound to fail any minute now as I hear the IS breaks on them all the time.
It isn't weather sealed and moves in and out exposing a lot of cracks (back to the dust issue).
Other than that, it's a great lens and I love the focal length. I am glad I got it over using a variable aperture consumer lens, but after using my 70-200 I am always left disappointed.
I'm guessing the 24-105 is a good pick, and I probably should have pre-ordered the kit since you save a few hundred buying it. Afraid to change my order now since I ordered early AM on the announcement day from Amazon and think it may delay when I would get it. Looking at Amazon, they said they filled up initial orders of the body only, but I don't see the message for the kit, I suspect lots are buying body only.
I thought about going for the 24-70 I since it is close to the same price range is considered one of the best Canon lenses.