Robert -- Check out and compare the reviews of both lenses on bythom.com, dpreview.com. and photozone.de. There are also user reviews posted on fredmiranda.com, amazon.com and bhphoto.com.As I said, if the 18-200 would be your only DX lens, it's fine, but I think you'll eventually want the flexibility and focal range that you'll get from the 16-85 and 70-300 combo. Just sayin'.If money is no object, I'd choose the Nikon 12-24, Nikon 17-55 and Nikon 70-200 trio.John
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