There's not too much to say about a quality wide angle telephoto lens for the 7D that can keep you at F/2.8, except for the Canon 17-55mm F/2.8 priced at $1030.00 US Dollars. But Tamron's latest release (replacing the older version of their 17-55mm) F/2.8 lens has been tested over at PopPhoto.com and it looks good.
PopPhoto.com's article about the new Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 lens with VC (vibration compensation a.k.a. Image Stabilization as known by Canonholics) starts at a street price of just $649.00. Not bad at all for someone who's looking for a flexible travel lens that can shoot wide. I'm interested in hearing from someone who's tried both, or maybe the price alone would get your wheels spinning? I'm a Canon fan myself, but i'm wondering if the price would make it worth a buy?