"You can also mount it to a full format (35mm) DSLR but the build-in lens hood will be visible in the image field in this case." that'd be one reason for me not to get this lens but overall it seems like it must be worth the money!
I would love to spend a day with you shooting in London, you certainly seem to know what works to get a striking image! You inspire me to want to try this type of photography instead of just landscapes. My new camera arrives today so maybe I'll try something new with it!
It`s an awesome city Becky,love shooting there,architecture,general cityscapes and plenty of street photography whenever I go You should definitely go if you can and give the city stuff a whirl,it might totally rejuvenate your enthusiasm,you never know and as you say,it will open your eyes to a different style of shooting.
Well done and congrats on the new baby,great you`ll have your Dad having a go with you too I`m waiting for whatever Canon will bring out to replace the 7D Sound choice to avoid the Olympic mess too..I might go for the odd day but I think it`ll be crazy