>Got 2 x 7000 bodies > >17-55 f2.8 on one. What else would you put on the other to >save time swapping ? > >I don't mind what you suggest just trying to decide if I have >everything I need or if I need to buy/rent another > >Thanks in advance > >I don't suffer focus issues is my new mantra (touch wood)
It really depends on your style and the kind of photos you shoot. If it were me, I'd have the 70-200mm f/2.8 VR I on the second body for selective focus shots from a slight distance. Only a small gap in focal length between 55-70mm, VR I is much cheaper and about as good on a DX body than the VR II, and the copy I have is excellent wide open or at f/4. The VR makes it hand-holdable.
An 85mm f/1.4 might be a good substitute if you move around a lot and don't need to zoom. Incredible bokeh and also also good at large apertures.
Of course, I'm a selective focus kinda guy. I'd use one of those two lenses on the second body, and rely on the 17-55mm when shooting groups and/or more depth-of-field required.
Yes, another vote for the 70-200VrI or II and possibly swapping the 17-5 5 and some money for a 24-70 2.8 which is optically better and has a more useful range. The 85 1.8G is optically very good and much cheaper than the 1.4 version. I have a 85 1.4D but for detail shots and candids like are so popular wedding photography, the 70-200 has just as good of bokeh and isolation at 2.8 plus is more versatile. I have the 17-55 also and never really warmed up to it, in that range I prefer my 24 1.4 and little 35 1.8. The image quality for people shots is just better with the 24-70 on DX. Nothing wrong with a 17-55, it is competent but it only is lessened by comparison to quality glass. Stan St Petersburg Russia