Hey guys and gals,\n\nIt's been nearly two weeks with the RebelXT. Because of it I've lost my\njob, my wife Faith is leaving me for a woman named Chastity, I've had\nthree car accidents and one barroom brawl. And a dog bit me.\n\nBut the RebelXT remains my faithful new friend!\n\nI want to get a new lens for it. I'm not sure whether a wide angle is\nbest (and I have a summer holiday road trip out west with the family\ncoming so that would be a plus) or a long lens is my better choice.\nI'd love to get the Canon 100-400 that I've heard so much about and I\nthink the chairman of the finance committee just might let me go for it\n(since I craftily approved her new Mac G5 and 20" cinema flatscreen!\n(hee-hee)). The opposite choice would be something like the 17-40 f4. My\nold 28-80 is okay for snaps and pretty good long but at the 28 end I\nwish for more coverage widewise. I decided I'd rather have a new lens\nthan a new flash. The built-in one will have to do for snapshots for\nnow. So what's the verdict? Wide 17-40 f4 or long 100-400 f4.5-5.6 IS?\nSomething else entirely? I'm leaning to the wide one and salivating for\nthe long one, but no way to get both!\n\nCk.