Hi guys. I wonder if Nikon could build this lens in f/2.8 ... it is really annoying and dissapointing that third party lenses between 17-60 mm f/2.8 are not as good at the only Nikon lens in that category, the Nikon 17-55 f/2.8 which by the way, it is too expensive. There is nothing ( except for the 17-55 f/2.8 Nikon ) less expensive and affordable that we could buy without breaking the bank. Personally I do not want to go for a third party lens. Had the tamron 17-50 f/2.8 and I returned it because of the really strong barrell distortion. Never tried the Sigma or Tokina on that category but according to the reviews, those lenses are not nearly as good as the Nikon but the problem is that this lens is too expensive, so why Nikon does not build this lens, the 16-85 mm VR in f/2.8 ? I do believe that zoom range is much versatile than the 17-55, and if they add f/2.8, it will be a killer lens, a "must have one" and I will be willing to go for not matter what. I find 17-55 too short in the zoom range and too expensive to justify it, so that is why I am begging for this mentioned lens to be built in f/2.8, so what do you think guys ? Does anybody knows something about if this lens will be built in f/2.8 ? If they would, it will be in my camera for ever as a main lens.