That's exactly why I was going apeshit when I was looking at the massive gap. The main reason it irked me so much was that it was the standard range...and it's kinda obvious that it's standard for a reason.
I didn't mean to say the 60mm void isn't noticeable as much as it's just an inconvenience...at most...for me
Depends what you shoot and how you shoot it. It always does. But, all things considered for aviation photography, you're either really CLOSE or really FAR
... Beyond that, whatever floats your boat is fine with me.
17-40 is a great range, and on a digital body it actually becomes one of these standard-range lenses. Get it, see how you fair, and take it from there. I may like it, but Mike and Mr. King may not.
Hey, Royal, did you get my email?
[Edited 2004-11-11 04:41:48]