yeah, weight is the only thing that bothering me to tell you the truth. I do want a landscape lense but also for a general purpose zoom lense. I have read many good things about the the 24-120 as well as some nasty comments. I am coming from a 16-85 and a D90 and i hated the 16-85 , it wasnt as sharp as some people indicated. Also on taking a picture it looked focused and it wud be slightly blurred when seen on a big screen. Had to zoom in and lock focus all the time. Thats ones thing i DO NOT want... Thats whats pushing me towards the 24-70. And from every review i gather its a superb lense and brilliant focusing ability. Am not clear on the the 24-85 or 24-120... But the size of the 24-70 kind of also makes you look like a pro rather than a amateur, its not that theres anything wrong there, some would love the tag, i kind of dont Lol.