Hello everyone! I'm currently in the market for a new lens for my Nikon D90. I only have a nikon 35mm f/1.8 that I use regularly. (had a 24-120mm zoom that i sold recently) So I'm looking for a 2nd lens to give myself more options when out in the field. Since most of my photography is from just random walks through downtown charleston sc (where i live), portability is a factor when choosing. I dont wanna heft a heavy bag full of glass around with me. The 35mm i'm using is pretty useful as a walkaround lens, but it's sometimes limiting. so here's what i'm considering... First off... the Nikon 85mm f/1.8d. I've heard great things about this lens, bokeh, fast (but noisy) autofocus, tack sharp.. all good things for a roughly $450 lens. My concern... might be too long of a focal length for a casual walkaround lens. especially on a DX format camera. Second.. a Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZF.2. Again, heard great things about this lens as well. optical quality, physical construction, etc.. one big drawback for this lens is the price. At roughly $725, it's a few hundred dollars more than the nikon counterpart. Also, it's manual focus only. This can be a plus or minus. I like the idea of being "in touch" with the focus and operation of the lens, but having autofocus is pretty convenient. especially when walking around looking for random photo ops. BUT.. i think it might challenge me and improve my skills if i'm not leaning on my camera to focus for me. And with having a 35mm already, I dunno if a 50mm will give me that much when it comes to variations of composition. At a distant third... I'm playin with the idea of getting a normal zoom. Probably Nikon's 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6. I've heard it's a pretty decent lens as far as zooms go (at least for the price range.) To me, though, zoom lenses are convenient when it comes to focal length and framing shots, but take a hit in the distortion, vignetting, and as some may argue, sharpness when compared to its prime lens brethren. Also, I think i'd feel limited with having a max aperture of f/3.5. I'm kinda spoiled to being able to get shallow depth of field when I want it. So if y'all have any ideas or opinions... especially if you have experience with the above lenses.. I'd love to hear what ya have to say! please keep in mind i'm on somewhat of a budget... anything over 1000 is probably out of my range. Thanks a million!!