Things seem to be a little slow here so I thought I'd try to jump start things.

First, the camera I use the most is a Nikon N80. For this camera, I have a:

Sigma 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 Aspherical Macro H (Came with the camera).

Nikon 20mm f/2.8D AF

Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF

70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF

I've found that I really need/want (a bit of both) better macro capability. I've also found that I really don't like the Sigma lens (it is a bit sloppy and has a tendency to overtravel when focusing to infinity). So, I've been considering three lenses:

Nikon 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro
Nikon 200mm f/4D ED-IF AF Micro
Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4D AF

I briefly considered the 60mm Micro but discarded it as I already have the 50mm which I like.

Now, I'm leaning towards one of the two Micro lenses since that is the capability I am trying to add/improve. The Sigma lens will do for awhile longer and I have the other lenses to cover the same basic range. But the lens keeps bothering me and I keep coming back to the thought of replacing it first.

I like the 105mm because it is smaller, lighter, and fast. It also gives me a prime that would be useful.

The 200mm is much larger and heavier. However, it gives me a longer prime and, more importantly, would allow me to add a 2.0 TC to gain a little reach. I'm nervous about adding a 1.4 TC to the zoom because it is going to make the lens very slow and I'm not going to be able to afford a nice 400+ mm lens anytime soon.


So, the question is what to buy to best compliment what I have. I take a variety of pictures ranging from "snapshots" of kids/scouting events, technical and fun macro, informal portraits, nature, in other words, whatever happens to strike my fancy.

Opinions , advice, or even abuse of what I have is welcome.