So Ive narrowed it down to two lenses. I know which one I want, its really just what I can afford thats the real catch.
The first lens is the Nikon 16-85. Great midrange zoom. Its sharp, affordable, awesome vibration reduction, the only downside is that its f3.5 - 5.6. Its a relatively slow lens, especially at the 85mm side.
The second lens is the Nikon 24-70. Amazing lens. Very sharp, especially edge to edge on a crop sensor (I own the D300s so Im shooting with a DX sensor), nice midrange zoom although its quite a bit more money than the 16-85 and is lacking the wide angle. The big thing is that its f2.8 the entire way through. Awesome lens!
So thats my conundrum. I will see how my bank account looks in a couple weeks and possibly give another update.
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