I'm guessing nobody on here even owns one of these, they're getting a little scarce nowadays.. I'm looking to replace my 24-120VR at the wide end because I need something that's faster, sharper, a little wider, small, lightweight, can take abuse, and can still take filters. From what i've seen, the 20-35 seems like it's the best bet, considering that I can get one in pretty darn mint at $700. The 17-35 is really nice, but I don't think I really need it, I rarely need to go wider then 24ish-mm, and the 20-35 is more petite. I'm curious on anyone's input on the lens. I have the 50mm f/1.4G, and 80-200 f/2.8D (2 ring), and this 20-35 looks to just be the wide version of the 80-200. I hate the crinkle coat, but whatever, I love the build of my 80-200 (it's been dropped on concrete and asphalt on two occasions, and nothing but a little gaffers tape fixed it), and I know the 20-35 will match the 80-200 in build. I just need a wide zoom option for when i'm doing work, because the 24-120, although flexible, isn't that great except at f/11ish, and when i'm at work, that's unacceptable. Thanks!!!