thank you fastcat for your input. would you be kind enough to share a picture or two taken with your 17-85? RAW or large JPEG uncropped. i'd like to print out and take a look by myself.
I would be happy to provide one or more RAW samples. First, a couple questions to help me choose something of value: What kind of photography do you do? What lens & image characteristics are you most interested in?... focal length, aperture, light conditions, etc. Re printing out, I assume you are you aware that all Canon 20D RAW images are soft and need sharpening during or after conversion.