I am on the verge of purchasing a new lens although I am stuck because I would like a new wide angle but also want a good telephoto. I was looking at the Nikon 80-400mm VR and the Nikon 12-24mm. I currently have a Nikon 18-70mm and feel its a decent lense but I want something that will go wider. I tend to shoot a lot of city shotsof buildings, skylines, and people, yet I spend a decent amount of time in the woods as well. I do have a 55-200 lense but its a kit lens and it nothing special. How much wider does a 12mm go than an 18mm? an example would be great. If the difference is not big should I go with the 80-400 because that will give me a much larger range to shoot in? Any thoughts woud be appreciated, personal experiences with telephotos vs. wide angle would be appreciated to.