After seeing the beauty at the Canon demo @ Calumet this weekend, I pulled the trigger last night! Looking through the lens, everyone looked so darn interesting and attractive - even those sales guys! (but not quite enough to buy the lens from them, haha!) Really, these guys ought to be a little more competitive on pricing? Beach Camera again has my business.
I was debating whether I should wait until the new Canon rebate kicks in a few weeks, but as I'm expecting a new born SOON (this week?!), and considering many shops closed for Jewish holidays, I just couldn't risk not having the lens when our kid comes out!!
I hate you all for introducing me to all these fancy expensive lenses, and thank you all for keeping me interested in photography!