Yeah, I am scheduled to do two weddings in the spring/summer and my event photography is taking off. I may as well grab this lens. My favorite event lens before I went FF was the 17-55 2.8, so naturally, this lens should fit my style like a glove. I will also upgrade my 70-200 from the f4 non IS to the 2.8 IS mk ii as was suggested in a different thread I started. I hope I get a good copy from the start, I'd hate to have to return it and keep trying. I have had good luck with B and H, so I should be OK.