I currently have a 650D and I want to expand my lenses for it.
I actually plan to buy a 7DMK2 when it comes out, but that is some time off.
My question is:
1) Do you think the EF-S 17-55mm IS USM and EF-S 10-22mm will be replaced around 7D launch? Both are on the older side of available EF-S lenses. Then again, both are awesome... Only improvement I could see is even further refining optics on both and maybe adding IS on the 10-22 even though its not necessary at such a wide angle. BUT, still since these lenses are still quite expensive I would be a bit miffed if they were replaced with significantly better versions in 6 months. Thoughts?
2) Is it possible they might make the EF-S 17-55mm IS USM a kit lens for the 7DMK2? I don't see the 18-55mm IS STM quite being up to par quality wise with a camera that will likely be the quality of the 7DMK2... If that happens, odds are it will be much cheaper than it is now. I could actually see it happening, similar to what Canon did with the 24-105L IS USM.
So, just wanted to get some opinions on this. I really want to expand my artistic possibilities now, but on the other hand if it is likely these lenses are getting replaced in the near future I might just make due and wait. I realize there is nothing wrong with either of these lenses and they are both fantastic, but I always like to get the best value for my money - so if the value drops significantly in 6mos due to new models, I might have a bit of buyers remorse. Thanks