Well I guess I'll have to wait until next weekend to get the 17-55! And a 50/1.4...No..Never..Non..Neicht!!
I know - I know it is just that I am not patient enough... I wanted it now! :smile:Woah, Dude. Double no. Sleep it off, man. Your significant other, and Rich, are right. Keep it. I mean, really, why don't you just trade your '55 Statocaster for Tiny Tim's ukulele. :wink:
I am favoring the widder end of the 17-55... Otherwise I might go for a 28-70...Two entirely different animals. You want both! :smile:
There are times when you have to have something in the 17-55 range, and the best 85 in the world just won't do. Sure you could use the 85 instead in those cases, but you'd end up with totally different images... individual heads instead of group shots for example.
I am not sure which focal length within the 17-55 range you are favoring, but if you can find one and would like to play with it until you can spring for the 17-55, go with a prime around that focal length, even if it's an old MF prime. For example, a 20/2.8 AIS, a 28/2 AIS or 28/2.8 AIS, 35/2, 50/1.4, etc... You can always resell it later, for nearly as much as you paid for it... :wink: