I was going in the direction of a Nikon 18-55 VR and a Sigma 10-20 either the f4 or the f3.5 but I have read on Amazon so many return situations on the Sigma 10-20 that I am returning to the Nikon 16-85 idea. Unless a Nikon 10-24 instead of the 18-55/10-20 combo. I know that there is no clear answer to any lens or camera alternative but I am trying to keep my lens inventory to the minimum with a wider usable situation. As I am now I have experienced a gap that needs to be filled to my 35mm 1.8 plus the 55-200 on landscapes and city shots.
Help and ideas are more than wellcome. I have a USA trip in 10 days so I have to make a decission soon.
As far as camera alternative, I am looking into KEH.com for a D200 possibility. Prices for a used D90 are still too high for my purpose. One Nikonians mentioned the additional weight problem for the D100. How is the D200 compared to the D70?