Time has sloooowed doooooooown...... Last night I sent paymentt for my very own AF-S Nikor 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF. I'm waiting for the call that will arrange the time and date of my pickup for the lens. I managed to find a great deal online with a person who lives right near me.....and so I watch my phone waiting for it to begin making loud noises and vibrations. The AGONY! Last night I could have killed to have had it. I am currently stuck with only my 70-200 VR, and its 1.5m minimum focusing distance. I wsa taking pics of my kitten in my room, manual exposure, ISO 800 1/30-1/40 sec, f/2.8 when she was in a poorly lit section, f/4 when next to the lamp. I had a few great shots that I could have gotten with the 1 foot or so MFD of the 17-35, but alas, I had to quickly back up and in the process lose the shot. Oh well.... Harrison LLD sufferer, stage III. Currently awaiting part II of 17-35 'fix'