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I am now using the TS-E 17/4L, Zeiss 18/3.5 ZE, and TS-E 24/3.5L II. I recently sold a Zeiss 21 ZE because since getting the TS-E 24/3.5L II and, more recently, the EF 24-70/2.8L II, I rarely use the 21 ZE; it's too close in focal length to 24mm and it's not as versatile as the TS-E and/or zoom. So, I sold the 21 ZE to help pay for a new TS-E 17/4L.
After a while, I realized that even though the TS-E 17/4L and 24/3.5L II are both fantastic lenses, they're just too big and heavy to go most places, most of the time. So, last month I picked up a Zeiss 18/3.5 ZE. It completes me. My preliminary tests show the 18 ZE is "as good as" the TS-E 17/4L; yet not nearly so versatile, of course. The 18 ZE is significantly lighter and smaller than the 17/4L, 21 ZE, and 24/3.5L II, despite its 82mm filter diameter. Overall, the 18 ZE is a great companion for my 24-70 II and 70-200 II. The 18 ZE doesn't replace the TS-E lenses, it complements them.