Been debating on what lens to get for a good month now...let me say, for the people who dont mind buying used, check craigslist in your area first! this lens retails for avg $220, even $250 in some places! i just picked it up today from someone on craigslist, they had purchased it a month ago for their D40, got rid of the D40 for a D200 and stuck with the kit lens. the lens is basically brand new, just without the box...picked it up for $140!! now ill have more towards my 35mm f1.8!