Walt, thanks for the recommendation. I picked up the 50 mm last year because of all the great pics I saw posted on this site. Definitely a great, inexpensive lens, but I don't think it will be 'wide' enough for my needs this summer. I had been looking for a 17-40, but I'm so wary of buying used and it's too pricey new. Do you guys used FredMiranda or eBay or what for your used lens purchases? Or better yet, do you have a used 17-40 that you want to sell
Kirk, I have the 70-200 f/4, but I got mine 'new' for around $550 at B&H. Sure, it doesn't have IS, but I absolutely love that lens...has produced some great wake shots for me.