Hi all, I'm new to this forum (have been a dpreview regular). I recently bought a Nikon D5000, this marks my venture back into the world of DSLRs after 3 years in compact-land. Instead of the 18-55mm kit lens I opted for the 35mm DX f/1.8G and am glad I did--it allows me to get photos genuinely different from ones I can get with a compact that I can justify lugging the camera with me almost all the time. Photos like this one: The out-of-focus background really makes you focus on my son with his new toys (I could have sat further to the right, straighten the focus plane to put the toys in sharper focus, but this wasn't exactly a planned shot...) However with that out of the way, I'm not sure where I should go from here. My interests are landscapes, people pictures, and people pictures in landscapes. I think that means I should be well covered with another wide and short tele lens, both of them preferably of wide aperture. Now that I'm having such a pleasant time with the 35mm I'm reluctant to go back to zooms--they seem too much like a good way to carry much bulk in return for getting compact-like pictures, unless I invest in monster f/2.8 zooms or get a flash and associated paraphernalia to soften flash shadows. (I seem to end up in dim interiors way too often) However there just doesn't seem to be many good choices for me. My D5000 won't move AF-D lenses, so it's either AF-S for me or learn to MF. The 85mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 would be a no-brainer if not for this. On the wide end, there's no good choices even if I were using a D300s--the closest thing would be the 20mm f/2.8, but I could just as well get a 17-50mm f/2.8 or something like that from Sigma or Tamron. That also happens to overlap with the 35mm prime in focal length, so I'm considering the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 or other wide zooms instead. I could also get one of the Sigma f/1.8 primes in the 2x mm range, but the ones I tried when I was using a KM 5D in 2007 couldn't focus on the broad side of a barn, so I probably can't even use the rangefinder function on the D5000 and have to use liveview to focus... The same goes for the Samyang 85mm, because as far as I see, a lens with no electronic contacts won't activate the rangefinder (this I tested by rotating my 35mm halfway off the mount to disable the contacts)... Thoughts? I'm going slow on this as I won't have the finances to buy the next lens for a while anyway.