Well. . . I'm heading down to florida for a week in April and I was saving for a special lens. . . the 24-70 or the 70-200 2.8 L. But, no tax return this year and unexpected $700 repair on my car has ruled out the possibility of getting the 24-70 by vacation time. I was heavily considering that one over the 70-200 due to its convenience factor as a walk around for the trip - yea its heavy but the images are worth it. . . It couldn't be heavier than all my primes in a bag and its way more convenient than switching constantly. . .

But, I did get paid this weekend for some senior shots I did - so I got that going for me. Which will be able to afford me an alternative. I'm thinking Tamron 28-75 xr di at this point - Am I nuts? LOL.