Well, I tried...I have had nothing but a couple prime lenses for quite a while, 30 and 85. That little nag with regards to the convenience of a a zoom kept coming back from time to time. However, I had not had nor needed anything with any real reach for a while. So I thought to myself, maybe I should try one of these great 70-200 2.8 lenses out that I keep hearing are so fabulous. I even went out there to ask prime lovers if I would be disappointed. In the end, I should have listened. If I would have just read between the lines in that thread, it was so easy to see that the general consensus was that primes just offer something special that the zoom cannot. Period. Nonetheless, I got a nice deal on a Sigma 70-200 2.8 took it for a test drive. While this thing was an absolute beauty, I just could not get past the fact that 2.8 was just a hair on the softer side. 3.2 and down Great! But coming from a prime past, 3.2 just seemed so small. How the heck could I ever use that in low light without a flash? (I do love flash work) So, in the end, I decided to pass the great deal on to someone who will certainly get much more enjoyment out of that HUGE lens than I. I guess I am just a sucker for the super fast, wide aperture, beautiful bokeh, compact/portability, excitement of the foot zoom, the prime lens offers. So what to do now??? I bought my first L glass!!! 135 L on the way baby!! Woo Hoo!
You sound like me. I have a 30, 50 and 85. I keep thinking... 70-200 2.8???
I will probably take the exact same road you did. I was watching DigitalRev's review of the 135L last night thinking..."Someday, I will have that beautiful piece of glass!"