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Here's my list of great value lenses for Nikon:

Tamron 28-70 f/2.8
Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
Tokina 12-24 f/4 or 11-16 f/2.8
Nikon 50 f/1.8
Nikon 35 f/1.8
Nikon 55-200 VR (outdoor only)
Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 (stretching a little, but it's a remarkable value compared to the 70-200 VRII)

Just make sure that your new lenses have built-in motors or they won't auto focus.
 

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Here's my list of great value lenses for Nikon:

Tamron 28-70 f/2.8
Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
Tokina 12-24 f/4 or 11-16 f/2.8
Nikon 50 f/1.8
Nikon 35 f/1.8
Nikon 55-200 VR (outdoor only)
Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 (stretching a little, but it's a remarkable value compared to the 70-200 VRII)

Just make sure that your new lenses have built-in motors or they won't auto focus.
Do you think Tamron is better than Sigma or vice versa??
 

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Nikon>Tamron>Sigma
I totally agree with this, though the 70-200 f/2.8 from Sigma is better than the Tamron. It really doesn't matter for that lens though, since the Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 is only $300 more and that's what I'd go for in that focal range. For wide lenses, I think Tokina is awesome and better than Tamron, Sigma, and Nikons (except for Nikon's 14-24 f/2.8).

The rule of thumb is that for Nikon bodies, the best lenses are generally Nikon. They don't necessarily represent the best value, though. Additionally, those f/2.8 zooms get heavy!

My value/lightweight DX lens kit consists of:

Tokina 11-16 f/2.8
Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
Nikon 55-200 VR or 80-200 f/2.8 (depending on the situation and weight needs)

I've used these lenses on a D70, D80, and D300s.
 
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