Ok, on the bottom end of the focal range I have a mixed up set of lens. I want to consolidate this into 1 zoom and 1 prime to cover that area. I'm on somewhat of a budget as this is a hobby so I'm thinking either the 24-85 3.5-4.5 G VR and I'm done, or the 35-70 2.8 and my 24 2.8 Ais. I think the newer design of the 24-85 plus VR will more than make up for the 2.8 on the 35-70. I'll mate one of these up with my 80-200 2.8 afs and that will do it, although the prices on the 300 f4's are really tempting (see how this stuff gets started ) . In the meantime I'll be getting rid of a Tamron 20-40, Tamron 24-135, and a Nikon 28-70 3.5-4.5 a 28 2.8 Komine close focus and a Nikon 200 f4 Ais.