I have a Canon 7D with the following lenses:
- EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
- EF 50mm f/1.4
- EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS Macro
I'm planning on buying a zoom lens suitable as a general walkabout, for use on my travels. I find I mostly use my EF-S 10-22mm while travelling, but it's a little short for a general purpose walkabout and I miss out on a lot of shots I'd like to take.
So, I've been looking at the following: - EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS - EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L
I'd envisage bringing both the 10-22mm and whichever new lens I buy on my trips, so the longer range of the 24-70mm and the fact that it doesn't overlap makes it seem ideal, but the IS on the 17-55mm is appealing.
I mostly shoot scenery, from narrow old town cityscapes to wide landscapes. Upcoming trips include Dubai, Hong Kong & The Phillippines.
Is there much difference in picture quality from the output of these two lenses? Which would you recommend, and why? Are there other options I should consider, e.g. is the 24-70mm L II worth the extra money (given that it still doesn't have IS)?
Appreciate the help, thanks.