I googled this, and searched the forums here, and my suspicions were confirmed, when branching out from the kit lens for a D80, most people seem to suggest the 18-200 VR lens. why? I shoot mainly...gosh a lot: kids, dogs, wild animals (squirrels and birds, once a fox), zoo animals, landscapes, candid portraits, low light/night lights (think holiday lights), flora, architecture, and sometimes, general snapshot stuff. I keep telling myself I am going to get up and go shoot the local cemetary when the light is good, but I think that counts as architecture. ? I get one lens for Christmas this year, and I want to make it a good one. I have made my peace with not being able to go 'macro' for 2009, maybe in 2010 I find with my kit lens I can't get close enough, so I was looking towards a zoom...I don't know much about telephoto or fisheye. thoughts?