You guys aren't helpng my 24-70 versus 50L decision I've been trying to make the past week. On one hand, I think I would like the versatility of the 24-70, but the majority of my shots will be of the baby come June, friends and family with a few portrait shoots in between. I keep telling myself, if I need wider or longer, what's one step forward or backward. I am trying to convince myself I will absolutely love the 50L. I've made it such a point that I've been using my 50 1.8 for a month now exclusively just to make sure that focal length works for me and I've yet to find it a problem. In fact, I find it pretty natural. I would just have to crop some pics to get close ups of baby toes and baby fingers.