hello Nikon Cafe, I found your rather cool looking forum today and have been browsing some of the LensLust ... I joined today and said hello where I was supposed to, now to my Q: I'm new to Nikon, as of 13-Jul-07 was Canon FD/EOS/D30 from 1987-2004 + primes was KM/Sony from Jan-05 to Jul-07 + primes Yesterday I got my D200 & 50/1.8 Tomorrow I pull the trigger on a 85/1.8 & 180/2.8 ... after finding the best deals on theBay. I guess one day I'll get the big grip. And I might also get the 60 macro too (want to see if I can live without macro first). I shoot all sorts of stuff, but I want to change what I shoot - was a lot of animal stuff with a 300/2.8, but I'm forcing myself off the big guns now. But, I need your help guys and girls. I'm stuck on my wide. - Nikkor 20/2.8 AF-D - Nikkor 24/2.8 AF-D - Sigma 24/1.8 D EX DG I read the reviews over on Fredmiranda and photozone of the Nikkor 20/24 and there appear to be some concerns. I know the Sig 24/1.8 from personal experience, and I also had the Sig 20/1.8 ... both are cool, the 24 has the edge. But the plan is to 20/24 & 85 for most day trips. The 180 as the tele of choice for when I need to bring a long one in. The 50 is my solo lens when I am travelling light and want a challenge. Nik 20 ... gets a real knocking over on Photozone, and I respect Klaus' opinion Nik 24 ... ditto, but some have had the Nik 20/24/28 and favour the 24 I am totally happy with a 20 or 24 ... kind of wanted the Nik 20 to be stella, but the reviews seem to knock it. The 20/24 will be used for building shots, I don't shoot full buildings (i find that uber dull), I take odd angled views of the sides and parts, so the 20 or 24 is whatever. But I want the best. I would rather not take on the size of the Sig 24 ... but if its the best of the three, then so be it. Its a good price. Sorry, long 2nd post, but I'm hoping I've laid down what I want there and hoping that some of you can tip the balance on which to get. I've considered getting all three and trying them all out, but I knock the new price to resale. And I want to buy new (I've bought used for 20 years, treating myself now). Looking forward to your replies. Its a general walkabout, travel, fast prime to use at f4-8 ... and hopefully at 2.8 when I want to play. No need for 1.8-2.8, love the Sig 24/1.8, but the size and different color to my other Nikkors will perhaps bug me?