The lens came in on Saturday. A few test shots to verify that it was working properly and then the deal was done.
I took it out to the local carnival, it was a bit wide, shot mostly at 35mm I should have brought my 50mm as well but it was as much a chance to test the lens than it was to capture a Bern's Fasnacht.
I liked the results, the contrast was great at 100% and under the loupe in Aperture I was amazed by the sharpness.
In all I am satisfied with my choice. I had not included the 17-35mm on my list I am not sure why. I had looked at it years ago when I bought the old 18-35mm, but it was not in my budget. No buyer's remorse. I will see after I visit some cathedrals.