I'm considering beefing up my APC system a bit more and that means the search for a good standard zoom continues. The 17-85 IS, while having served well, is starting to show its limitations.
I'm used to a 24-105 on 5D2, and it is superb, so I am wondering whether the 15-85 would deliver similar quality on the 7D. For purposes of this discussion, we can discount the following (just to stay on track )
- Third party (not interested, no matter how many rant about it, not interested. Beentheredonethat, sold them all. Sorry. Tried and found wanting.)
- 17-55 f/2.8 IS should be left out of this discussion. That lens and I have a grudge against each other. It doesn't like me, I don't like it, and I won't touch it. Yes it's personal
- Why I need a 7D in addition to a 5D2. Because Canon does not make a 14MP, 8fps full frame body. As for WHO makes such a camera, it may be wiser not to ask, though the answer is easily found
So with that in mind....post away.... if the 15-85 can get close I woud consider it.
PS: image quality only. I am aware the aperture of the 15-85 is slower - that testing's been done and I have found workarounds. f/5.6 won't kill me