Okay, so I know there's dozens of lenses that are much better than the 18-55 VR, however I'm looking to stay relatively cheap and in this focal range. I know some of you might say "You get what you pay for," but I don't think that applies necessarily all the time. After all, I got a pretty dang good lens in my 50mm 1.8 for just a hair over $100 . This is what I'm currently equipped with: D200 Nikon 55-200mm VR Nikon 50mm 1.8d Sigma 10-20mm (waiting on pins and needles for) According to Ken Rockwell, the 18-55 VR improved quite a bit over the non-VR... but then I take that with a grain of salt too. After just spending $500 on the Sigma, and still trying to find my way into a SB-600, I'm trying to keep things cheaper. I'm finding a lot of situations where I need the 18-50,80ish length. I'm open to any 3rd party brands also, but I'm trying to find the best lens possible around 18-80 focal length for less than $200. Is the 18-55VR the best bet, or does Sigma or Tokina, etc. have a superior lens for the price?