Hi. At the moment I am using a Nikon D40 along with an 18-55 standard kit lens. The D40 has been great considering the price. However, the kit lens is a bit troublesome. So I was thinking about either going two ways: Getting the new Nikon 18-200 Buying prime lenses one by one. (Starting with an f1.4, 50mm) The only thing that puts me off the 18-200 is that it's such as huge zoom range. And the more glass elements involved, the lesser the quality. I'm going more for contrast as opposed to resolution. Has anyone here played with the 18-200? Would anyone here agree or disagree with getting it? Thanks.