I'm buying a D50 tonight, and I have two different options. I am split between buying the Nikon 18-135mm 3.5-5.6, or buying the Nikon 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 ED and the 70-300mm 3.5-5.6. The 18-135mm is 329.00 USD. The combination of the 18-55 and the 70-300 is 240.00 USD. My logic is that I will have a wider range with similar aperture for less money, but I must be missing something? I read reviews of the 70-300mm and talked to someone with the Sigma version of that very lens, and I think it'll do what I need without spending 479.00 for the VR. I should also mention regardless I am buying a 50mm 1.8. Any thoughts are appreciated! Eric.