With $100 rebate expiring on 7/10, and considering my 8+ month usage of current kit 18-55 IS, I'm seriously considering upgrading to the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/647013-USA/Canon_3560B002_EF_S_15_85mm_f_3_5_5_6_IS.html Any other crop Canon users considering same? The $620 price is very attractive, I looked at the 17-55 2.8, but $1.1k is outta budget, while the 24-70 2.8 L and/or 24-105 4 L are not wide enough for my crop T1i. Seems the reviews of the new EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS over the older Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 are very favorable http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-15-85mm-f-3.5-5.6-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx This would give me good decent glass for the low zoom, and I'll keep using my kit 55-250 IS until I pony up for the 100-400 L. (I'm on the 1 lens/year upgrade allowance from my wife ) My B&H shopping cart has the lens + hood, I'll sleep on this and do the purchase tomorrow. Thoughts/feedback from others appreciated. Once I do get the new lens I'll take some A vs B shots to see for myself the PQ improvement, and share them here.