The two kit lenses that came with my D-80 (18-55 & 55-200) have done a great job, but they are being handed down to my 16-year old daughter and I’m going to buy some new glass. I’m really agonizing over the purchase decision because I have a very unique circumstance. I know that many of you have the lenses I’m considering, so I would love to hear your thoughts. Here’s the deal….I spend literally half my life on the road (or in the sky). Most of my flying is to South America, Hawaii, Guam, and Japan. I have a Tamrac backpack style camera/computer bag that carries all my equipment. This bag can get very heavy, especially when I have to lug it through airports and hotels on a daily basis. When you add the weight of my suitcase and a very heavy flight bag, it becomes a real chore. I mention all this because weight has become a real issue. As I consider new lenses I have to bear this in mind. For example, I really want a 70-200 VR, but it is way to big and heavy. I know that I will end up leaving it at home and that is exactly what I’m trying to avoid. So, I’m considering a Nikkor 70-300 VR as my long lens. I played with one at the camera store a couple of day ago and it looks like it would be the perfect compromise. For my wide angle I want a 12-24 by either Nikon or Tokina. I would love your feedback on these choices. That leaves a gap from 24 to 70mm and I haven’t come up with a choice in this area yet. Three lenses are the most I will carry. Remember, I have a computer, camera, lenses, batteries, AC connectors, voltage converters, and a ton of other miscellanies stuff to haul in the bag. Choosing the right glass is all about compromise. So here is the question: If you were going to spend half your life hauling around a load like this, what 3 lenses would you choose? Thanks.