I'm new to the whole DSLR scene and I'm trying to plan out a good starting point as far as lenses go. I want to purchase quality lenses that will last but I can't purchase ten different lenses, although the idea is appealing. Given my situation I've concluded that I need a couple of decent to good quality lenses that are very versatile and will function for the types of photographs that I like to shoot (landscapes, macro, and some action shots). I've read a lot of good things regarding the 70-300 VR (Frank's thread) and the Tamron 28-300 VC. I think either one of these (or a similar lens) would take care of a lot of my needs. I would also like another smaller to mid-range sized lens that would fill in a majority of the gap left by these lenses though. This is where I have the least knowledge. Given that I probably can not afford anything more than two lenses at this current time, what lens would compliment the larger lenses mentioned previously given the photographs that I enjoy taking? Of course I'm open to suggestions if anyone has any lens ideas that they think would be better than what I've found. I could be completely off my rocker too in which case feel free to set me straight. I apologize ahead of time if there have been similar threads with the information I'm looking for. I've searched and lurked for a few days but the Cafe is a big place with lots of info that I may have missed. I appreciate any help that anyone can give me. Thanks.