I own a Nikon D5000 and a 35mm 1.8 lens, and I'm planning on purchasing another lens as a Christmas gift, and I think what I need most right now is a wide-angle lens. I don't own the kit lens, so I've been using the 35mm for a little over a year, and with the 35mm being almost 50mm on my crop body, I've found it to be difficult to photograph group family photos or some things indoors. I was looking at many lenses and was considering a 20mm prime, but on my camera it would be 30mm, and that's not wide enough, so I've almost decided on the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 because of how wide it is and how relatively fast it is (for indoor shots), except for the fact that I'll have to manually focus this lens. It's around $600, and I won't be able to buy anything that's more expensive, so does anyone have experience with manually focusing it, or would anyone like to recommend anything else? I'll also eventually need something with more reach than the 35mm for the telephoto end, and I was considering getting the 85mm 1.8 perhaps next year since it's relatively inexpensive, but I'd also have to manually focus it as well. The only experience I have manually focusing is with my 35mm 1.8 when I switch the lens to Manual, and for me it's almost impossible to get the focus right. I just can't tell when the subject is in focus, and I was wondering if every other lens would give me the same experience.