FEChariot wrote in post #18041994
I too want to go full frame soon but I already have the 17-50/2.8 OS and I just can't justify making the jump to a 16-35/4 or 15-30/2.8 VC. I just give up too much zoom or aperture at three times the price.
Trust me I know the money eating a hole in your wallet feeling, but I would just continue to use the 18-135 until you actually do go FF.
I agree. While the 16-35 f/4 will work on your 60D, it really doesn't buy you much over your existing 18-135mm -- certainly not enough to spend $1k.
Personally, I would just keep that cash in the bank until you've saved enough for the full frame body as well. Keep in mind, though, that you will need to replace your 18-135mm when you go full frame, as that is an EF-S lens so will not work properly on a full frame body.
Another, more budget-friendly option, would be the 17-40L f/4. You can find those used for about half the price of a 16-35 f/4. If you purchase used, the lens should hold its value until you decide to upgrade to the 16-35. While the 17-40L is not as sharp as the newer 16-35 f/4 and lacks IS, it is still a decent UWA full frame lens for its price. I used to own it before upgrading to the 16-35 f/4.