I finally gave in to the lures of B&H and bought a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L lens from them 🙂 This is the first time I did an overseas lens purchase from the Internet, and am I impressed by their service! The package arrived by UPS shipment tonight and eager me tested the lens immediately with some long exposure shots on the traffic intersection opposite my apartment. I will be testing the lens more thoroughly this weekend (*pray for good weather*) 🙂