Hello all, been a while since I last posted a genuine photography question! Having tried the Nikon camp twice now with a D200, I'm at last going back to Canon. The 350D I used to have is with my Dad, and the lens on that camera is (WAS) the 17-85 IS USM which I loved. Lightweight, great image quality - perfect. Except it suffered the dreaded jammed zoom mechanism problem. Or it may have been caused by me dropping it I dismantled this to tighten the screws which cause the problem, but ours is so bad that the thread has gone - meaning it is toast, essentially. Toying with the idea of doing an insurance replacement on it...but anyway. I'm going to go with a 40D body for myself, but I want a lens which is as good as if not better than the 17-85. I would go for another 17-85, but don't want to risk the same thing happening. Is the zoom failure really that common? What would you recommend? Certainly, I will be doing a Wedding in January for some friends - I'd love an L lens but I doubt i'd be able to afford one of those. Any suggestions are welcome.