Quote Originally Posted by Struan Gray
pete, look for the 'A' 35-105 f3.5 fixed aperture zoom. It's the only affordable zoom I have ever found that gave a similar flare-free sparkle to that produced by smc primes. Well worth the bulk and weight, and you can always carry a 28 f2.8 in your pocket for when you need something wider.
Many thanks! There's one on eBay at the moment! I'm not too bothered about the wide angle end... I personally prefer 24mm to 28mm. 24mm lenses have a little more impact without the nasty effects that you get from ultra wides.