I have finally got around to buying some better photography equipment. Its something I have been wanting for years, but just havn't had the money. I am Nikon all the way, so if your answer has to do with some other brand, thanks, but I'm not buying it (pardon the pun). Anyway, my question is simple. I would like to be able to start photographing events, indoor parties and such (we're not talking weddings here, not yet atleast) and want to get a lens that has a relatively broad range of effectiveness (I mean focal length). Concurrently, I realize that many events are indoors where lighting is poor, and occasionally, flash photography is not appropriate or permitted. Here is where lies my quandry. The two lenses I have been looking at are the 28-85/2.8-4.0 D and the 24- 120/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR. Obviously, I like the 28-85 better because of it is faster, but I like the 24-120 because of the greater focal length coverage and the Vibration Reduction (although I have never used that before, it sounds cool :^}. Additionally, it is a G lens, so it lacks the distance computation of a D lens. I really don't know what would be best. Please let me know any suggestions you have here and or if you think another lense which I have not considered would be better. I guess I might just have to buy two, although I don't want to, the F100 was quite an amature investment in itself. Just one other thing, Portra 400 ok for indoor shooting without a flash with these lenses, or do you think 800 is required? I realize it is completely dependent upon the availible light, but just in general, what do you think? I guess I could always push the 400? Anyway, thanks for any help.