Congrats on the new baby, Chris. Contrary to common belief, no you don't have to sleep with it next to you - your new lens will be OK in the camera bag at night! *LOL*
Seriously, you're gonna love this lens - it gets you shots you normally wouldn't get - and in very sharp focus. It's a fast lens - no focus lag, but it is kinda heavy after a few hours' use. It also marries very well with the teleconverters, the TC14E-II and the TC17E-II.
Enjoy and don't forget to post some pics once you get it!
Congrats to you Chris! Welcome to the club! Don't forget to send in the rebate request. I received mine in about 4 weeks or less. It softened the blow to my plastic...then I purchased more stuff :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: