Hi everyone this is my first post I need your valuable inputs. I just bought Nikon D40 a week ago after barely bought the Coolpix L10 3 weeks before then. I was impressed with the L10 produced pictures (family shots) than I decided to go SLR. After a lot of reading I decided D40 with it's 18-55mm lens. It is cheap starter for beginners I think. Up to now I am happy with the results. But in the same time I am still reading mags and on the net for other cameras and zoom lenses - mostly lenses. I feel like to have a bit more reach than the 55mm, but with better quality not less. I am inclined to Nikkor 18-70, Nikkor 18-135, Nikkor 18-200 VR and Sigma 18-200 OS. The problem was - these reviewers on the internet after praising each of these lenses, than end it with the word BUT. 18-70 is good, but--- 18-200 is good, but--- Sigma is good, but--- It confusing you know. I like to buy the next zoom lense that I will cuddle in my bed - so to speak. So I believe here is hopefully the right place to hear direct user. I do photography only for hobby. Thanks ahead of any input.