Ok, so I had a D300 with the kit 18-200 lens and was fairly happy with it. Some displeasure at the speed of the lense when trying to capture wildlife, and kids as well as in lower light situations. well my camera and laptop were stolen a bit ago and now i'm in the market again. For various reasons i'm getting another D300 but need lens advice. rather than a kit lens this is what i had in mind based on some research here and other places. Nikkor 80-200 AF-D f2.8 Nikkor 50 AF-S 1.4 eventually (hopefully not too long) with the money Nikkor 12-24 AF-D f2.8 farther down the road something really big and fast for wildlife 500mm f4 So further research turned up lots of bad reviews on a crop sensor and a 50mm. Now i'm wondering about just skipping the idea of a prime and getting an 18-55 something, but that blows my budget all to H#!! and if I get a cheaper 18-55 or 24-80 f3.5-5.6 kit lenses or something why not just get the 18-200 VR as far as kit lenses are concerned it is about as good if not more usable than the others, and if I do that i'll need to put off the 80-200 will I ever put that on my camera? The help I need is a suggestion of a walk around lense to compliment the 80-200 f2.8. I'd like the same bang for my buck in quality vs. value. I don't know what's out there is there anything? If I got the 12-24 f2.8 and the 80-200 together I have a pretty large gap in focal distance but I do have legs to "manual zoom", and that is a bit more than I can realistically put out there for the lenses right away. advice appreciated. thanks.