I'm completely lost and I'm completely spoiled for choice. Having used the 14-24/f2.8 on a few occasions, I've decided it probably isn't wide enough seeing that I shoot on a DX frame. I'll be using it as a walkaround travel lens in a few Italian cities, namely Rome, Florence, Venice and Naples. Wide-open performance is crucial, because I'll be using this both indoors and outdoors where light may not be optimal. I won't have a tripod, but will have a flash at my disposal. I do prefer to shoot with available light though. Close-focussing abilities would be a major plus too for exaggerated perspectives. Nikon 10-24 f3.5-4.5 - It's a Nikon. Nikon reliability. Nikon quality. Judging by their recent offerings, this one should be a stunner too, but still a bit pricey (£709). :frown: I'd like to spend less if possible, but the focal range is just sublime. Nikon 12-24 f4 - Probably made redundant by the 10-24? The range isn't as great either and probably above what I'm willing to spend. Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 - I've heard and seen great things about this fella, but the aperture is too slow for indoor available light photography. Nice price though (£370). The newer f3.5 version is quite pricey at a hefty £610. Tokina 11-16 f2.8 - I would love to be able to shoot at f2.8, but the focal range is very limited. Wide open CA might be an issue. Middle of the range price (£460). Tokina 12-24 f4 - Currently the front runner. Superb reviews, decent wide open, questionable performance at 24mm, vignetting and CA might be an issue (recurring theme with Tokina lenses?). Very good build quality. Price is very attractive (£390). I know about Sigma's sample lottery, but how is Tokina? Thanks in advance for the help!