16-35L or 17-55?? Thoughts?

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16-35L or 17-55?? Thoughts?
Mar 4, 2011

Hi All.

I have a 7D with the following lenses: kit lens, 50.1.4, and 70-200/2.8 IS USM II

The kit lens as everyone knows sucks on a camera like the 7D. The 50 does great for me and the 70-200 goes without saying... WOW.

I need to fill a gap in my bag and can not decide if I want a 16-35 or 17-55. I really like the optics of the 17-55 and I believe it will go well with the 70-200 but I do not like the build or reading all the complaints online about dust inside the lens.

I'll be using this lens outdoors as well as indoors. Outdoors it will be exposed to the elements, mountain weather, beach vacations, amusement parks with the kids.... It makes the L weather sealing really attactive. The downside is the very limited focal range.

Has anyone else come decided between the two? I would be really be appreciative of any advice crop camera users have to offer.


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