hi everyone and happy christmas, so wanting to keep this simple. i am looking for a lens or lenses not to exceed the sum of about 400 dollars. some points to help: i own a nikon dx camera with built in focus motor i can buy primes or zooms or indeed one zoom i don't want a 50mm prime lens! (75mm equiv on my crop body) the focal length i would like to cover is from about 24 - 100. This is not exact. Just a guide. i mostly shoot portraits but sometimes i need more room indoors so 50 is too tight or for group shots. i mostly do individuals and like decent bokeh. from time to time i do street photography. my camera is not great on high ISO so i think image stabilisation system would be good. sharpness is important but not an obsession as long as it is noticeably sharper than a kit lens for the zooms, 2.8 aperture would be great but i would let it go if the lens was still a very good performer. OK let me know your suggestions, thanks. keep in mind the price. i know it's not much.