OK here's the thing I just purchased a 70-200VR as an extension of my lens "collection" of one :tongue: I'm facing my next dilemma, I lust for replacement of my 18-70 for a better lens. I noticed by reading signatures here, a lot of people have the 17-55DX and they are very happy about it to say the least. I also see a lot of people almost worshiping the Beast. Reading tests on the net both lenses are amazing. I understand what I loose and gain with the focal range for both lenses. So my question is what to go for. What do I shoot? Mostly family, kids, pets, travel. Am I lusting a FF camera in the future? No, when it comes out it's going to be way to expensive for me.