Who me NSXType-R or heartyfisher? I shoot FX and am recently loving my 24-70 lens that I picked up yesterday. I finally traded in my 70-200mm VR 1 with TC 1.7 straight up for a new 24-70 in my camera district. Then I traded in my 28mm AIS, 28-80G and $150 for a 70-300mm VR telephoto. I love the 24-70 range and wanted the speed and I couldn't handle the weight of the 70-200 anymore. The newer VR 2 is even heavier. I'd love to have an F4 Canon style 70-200 with similar wait, but for now the 70-300mm is great for what I do.
By the way, NSXType-R did you finish school yet? I remember you were saying you are close no?
I was asking about you. How much lighter is the 24-70 anyway? I don't think it's significantly lighter. And no, I haven't finished school yet. I'm on summer vacation but taking summer courses.