Ray and Brian don't you think the 24-120 asks more money than it deserves? Online reviews lead me to that conclusion, though never had the chance to test one myself. Hmmm... Thought it would be great to get away with the cheaper 24-85VR as a walk around lens and buy a couple of primes for more serious shooting. Already own a 85mm 1.8D which I absolutely I love, and a couple of more primes would fill the blanks. I'm also considering a micro, we'll see.