Couple of days ago my Dad picked up his first SLR – a 450d and a 17-80mm USM. To celebrate we headed down to bell rapids for some shooting and although the light sucked the camera worked nicely. Love that live view! Dad seemed to like like my 35mm f2 and 18-55 kit lens more than any of the others and seemed a bit disappointed at his big heavy new lens…. although i dont care. I reckon its a great lens if you ignore the fact its heavier than most L series. heres one i “happy snapped” with the new lens on the 450d.