You know how sometimes you go on something like a 'bender' and buy something like a new lens (ahem) and then try to justify it? Yeah, that's where I am right now.:gah: I needed a shorter lens to be sure but it had to be fast - I selected the Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 - does anyone here shoot with it? I did some comparing but this one I liked the best. I also have been telling myself to get this initial investment over with sooner rather than later. So yahoo! I'm a new owner of what I think will be a good lens for me. I am shooting my first horse show (where people actually buy my photos!) I'm nervous, but I've been doing this long enough that I should be ok. Any suggestions for the noob would be great - thanks!