I went to the largest camera store in California yesterday... Keeble & Suchat in Palo Alto... and spent a total of $6. I really only need to spend $3 for a DK-10 eyecup for my d70, but I decided to buy a second one for insurance. I walked carefully around the mountains of glorious glass. But then I tried out the Tamron 18-200, and had a twinge of LLD. Lens Lust Disease has become part of the vocabulary on several Nikon forums. That's neat, because I think I may have invented the term (but not the disease) in my post of 7/3/04: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1030&message=9634305 I've got a bad case of it, but it's in remission at the moment. When I tried out the Tamron 18-200, I was impressed with the range, but then I realized it nearly duplicates coverage I already have. And how could I use the Tamron for a wide shot when I could be using my 20mm/2.8? Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) or for normal range when I have The Beast (28-70/2.8 ) View attachment 10220 or my 80-200/2.8 for tele work? View attachment 10221 And there's no way I'd take a macro without using my 60/2.8 micro. View attachment 10222 An 18-200 would be convenient... but I wouldn't use it. You never can tell when you'll accidentally run into an opportunity for a great shot, and it would be a sin not to use good glass to take it. Does this mean I'm cured of LLD?