Ok, I have my new 50D (LOVE IT!) and I'm ready to get the glass that's going to carry me through the next year... that's what I keep telling myself anyway. Here's the plan so far, let me know if I'm missing something. - main walk around lens: EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM - reach out and touch them lens: EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM (need some advice here) - up close and personal lens: EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Now, I considered but decided against the 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens because of necessary overlap in focal lenth with the 70-200mm lens and because the 24-70mm will be my fast lens at f/2.8. Is this a wise decision do you think? I'm giving up IS but I'm not sure if that's that big of a deal... but it may be in low light where I would be using the 2.8 apature... it would be so much easier if they made that lens with IS. Next up is the 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lense. Do you think it's worth the extra $500 to get the IS on this lens vs the $600 non-IS version? I'm assuming the IS at the 200mm setting will be handy. I'll be right at $3k for these lenses and I really want to them be just about everything I may need (that's my budget I've given myself). I like shooting everything from portraits, to landscapes, to product-whitebox shots. I also want to shoot some friends bands and I will be able to be fairly close, but lighthing will be low (hence the desire for the f/2.8 lens). Any input would be greatly appreciated.