Backpacking kit for a 7D?

Started Apr 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
Howard S
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Re: Vote on a combo?
In reply to HelenD, May 1, 2012

I vote option 1, the Canon 17-55 is highly rated by everyone and the combination of f2.8 plus IS plus the high ISO capability of the 7D means you can cover most lighting conditions and it's a great zoom range. The 55-250 IS is much better than we should expect for the price. It's very light and at f8 the images will surprise you.

HelenD wrote:

Firstly - thanks everyone for the advice.

Secondly - after going through everything you've said plus reviews of lenses etc I can get one of the three combos below for the same price (around AU$1100).

I've figured the 17-50/55 will be most used so the options are ranked with that in mind, and the zoom for, well, zooming.

What'd be your pick?

Option 1
Canon 17-55 f/2.8
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Canon 55-250 f/4-5.6

Option 2
Sigma 17-50 f/2.8
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Canon 70-300 f/4-5.6

Option 3
Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 (+$100 for VC)
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Canon 70-200 f/4 (non IS)

The Tamron vs Sigma thing I'm undecided about. Tamron seems to have terrible AF, but Sigma is sharper?

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