« on: March 24, 2013, 03:25:06 PM »
My lenses - I own:
24-105L, 35 f/1.4L, 50 f/1.4, 85 f/1.8 and 70-200 f/2.8
I think if I take the money I save from buying a 5D2 and put it into a 16-35 f/2.8 II, I'd have a nice wide angle I could use for the 7D that puts me into the ~24-50mm effective range.
I also have been weighing the cost of a 1.4x II extender - $399 to $499. Half to more than half the way to the $969 refurbished 7D... Rather have the 7D (for now) plus it gives me 1.6x AND AF that still works @ f/2.8 and faster using double cross-type points...
Thanks to everyone.
I think you made the right choice with the 7D for now. It's a great camera, with great autofocus.
I would REALLY consider renting that 16-35 first. I was all gung-ho to buy one, so I rented it and realized that I'd likely never use it. Alternatively to getting the 16-35, I'd strongly consider buying a used 17-55/2.8 IS (~$800). The lens is very sharp, it has IS, and is still a fixed 2.8. It is for crop body only, but is the best normal lens on the 7D. Then you could use either your 85/1.8 or 70-200/2.8 on your 5D3. You'd have the advantage of both focal length ranges at reach at all times.