HELLO Everyone, I have to start by saying how much I enjoy this forum. I sit here for hours every day reading every thread and enjoying everyone's photo's (EJBPhoto & JodieO, you two are awesome!) And Big Mike, wow do you know your stuff! Back to my post question.... Right now when my wife and I go out for a walk or a drive I usaully grab my cam. w/ kit 18-55 and my pics are very poor (no pop) My wife's P&S are just as good if not better, and she lets me know :greenpbl:. So I want to buy a walk around lens and I am leaning towards the 17-40L for my budget. I know I could do Tam. or Sig. but really want to buy another L. Can anyone give me feedback on the 17-40L THANKS TO ALL & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!