Really? you get less coverage with this lens on your 1.3x crop than on a 1.6x crop. It's simple math your system weighs more and has less coverage, now that's silly. Then again this thread is silly from the beginning.
Is this a joke or are you being serious? Hopefully joking..
Canon makes a 17-55 2.8 that does not fit on 1D or 5D cameras. It is a MUCH better lens for 1.6X crops. I loved it.
I dont MIND having a 1D 1.3X sensor but for what I need to shoot its all canon makes.
Canon does not make a better 'general purpose lens' for 1D/5D cameras.
I never mount my 24-70 on the 20D i own or the 40D I used to own.
I am quite unsure why you all think a 24-70mm good option for a 1.6 crop.
Last time I checked it was just as big and heavy on full frame or 1.3x.
Your right and if they made a 20-60mm L 2.8 I would buy it.
*I have no clue what that bolded statement even means.