I am debating on spending the 750$+ for the 18-200VR or just going 70-300VR. I currently have the D50 with the kit lens. I would like to have a zoom lens. I am appealed by the fact the 18-200VR is an all around decent lens that will stay on my camera. So I will rarely change back to the kit. Although I am not fond of the price of the 18-200 I can afford it. So I am asking what everyone thinks. As a note, this is not for anything professional just as a hobby.