I'm seriously considering buying a 24-120 VR for a walk around lens. If Im in the middle of downtown Seattle, it's a real pain in the butt to change lenses if needed, and I really feel uncomfortable doing it in the middle of the street because of all the people. The 18-200mm is impossible to get, and Im thinking that this will be able to be a lens that I can fit on my D70 and generally do anything, It's also got VR so if I don't have my tripod handy, Ill still be ok as long as the exposure is above 1/30th. Should I sell my 35-70 f/2.8 and use the money to buy the 24-120? I really really like my 35-70 because it's the sharpest lens I got, but I don't know how Im going to find almost $500 to buy the 24-120 otherwise. Ive locked in a seasonal position for a 2nd job, but that money is for other people. Does anyone have one of these, and will you tell me whether or not I should get it as a walk-around lens, or just keep switching out what Ive got in the middle of the streets?