After osciallating with many nikkors (9), I have settled down to these 4. - Tokina 12-24 - Nikkor 70-200 VR - Nikkor 18-70 DX - Micro nikkor 105mm AF D This kit worked very very well for my recent trip to Alaska as well. Only issue, I left the 105mm behind to save weight and used the 70-200 VR instead for some flower photos and did not do any macro photos at all. Now I am thinking of selling the 105mm as well and getting a Canon 500D closeup filter on the 70-200 VR. I love the working distance given by the 200mm and VR helps (even though I try to use a tripod all the time). Is this dumb? What am I missing?