After upgrading my dslr to EOS 7D last month, it’s time for a lens upgrade. Been cracking my head for the past weeks on which lens to upgrade to, whether should I go for the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM, or a EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM. After much consideration I decided to go for the EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM because I find that this focal length is more suitable for my shooting style, and 24mm is quite wide enough for me. The built quality, weather sealing, colors and image quality is also much better and good reasons for me to go for the 24-70 instead of 17-55 lens, though the IQ of 17-55 and 24-70 is quite comparable.
Besides a new lens, I also bought the vertical grip BG-E7 for my Nana-chan, and a 8gb Sandisk Extreme III CF card.
I am quite disappointed with the design of the BG-E7, it feels like Canon design it for people with quite large hand, cause the grip is so wide that is not really comfortable to hold. Canon should also start including the joystick on their vertical grip, take out the AF-On button which I think not much people would use and put in the joystick which is more useful. Oh well still have to get use to the grip, since I need the grip when using heavy lenses and flash and also when I am doing portrait shoot.