neuroanatomist said:missitnoonan said:What I really do not understand is the creation of the weather sealed 7D without the creation of a weather sealed standard zoom for APS-C. Call it L if you want, EF-S or EF, who cares, but a weather sealed lens that is wide enough (15 or 17mm) is a must. I don't really care if it is the 17-55mm 2.8 with weather sealing or a larger zoom range at F4, but there is a real need for a weather sealed standard zoom.
The EF 17-40mm f/4L is weather-sealed and starts at 17mm. IMO, it's not quite long enough for a standard zoom, but it comes close to what you're asking for.
Having said that, I'd certainly prefer a weather-sealed version of the 17-55mm f/2.8 or similar!!
Yeah, forgot about that one, probably because the range is a too limited. I think the 17-55mm range is about the minimum necessary for my tastes, and the inclusion of IS would also be appreciated.
It's all just wishes for me, as I'm a long way from a new camera purchase anyway. Happy with my T1i and 15-85 as I learn more about DSLRs.