Hi all, I've just bought a NEX 7 body online, and so need recommendations for some glass to go with it. I'm sizing down from my beloved Nikon D7000 for convenience reasons, as the Nikon's so darn big and heavy that I don't take her out unless specifically on a photography mission. Selling all of my lenses is cruel, but I'm consoling myself in that I'll get to purchase a whole bunch of new lenses for my NEX now instead! My current focus in buying lenses (sorry, pun not intended) is the fact that I'm off to New York in a month, so am trying to work out the best bunch of lenses to take over there with me. I've done a ton of research but could really use some good advice on which to get, especially as Sony is all new to me. My kit for the Nikon has been the 18-200VR, Tokina 116 wide angle (love!), 10.5mm DX fishy, 35mm f/1.8. I've loved the convenience of the 18-200VR on the Nikon for the last few years, but have checked out the Sony 18-200s and they're actually larger than my Nikon lens, which would almost completely negate the point of sizing down in the first place! I figure I can do without the telephoto end whilst on holiday so am thinking of a much shorter range with smaller dimensions. The plan I have so far to take to NY is: 16-50mm: Yup I know it's distorted at the short end and soft'n'fluffy, but the compact size is a BIG winner for me. I also have Photoshop and am happy to straighten out the bends (and sharpen the softness!), but I understand too there's some in-camera distortion fixing? The Powerzoom is a bonus too as I'm travelling with a university group and would like to shoot some video too. Oh, and it's cheap. 16mm f/2.8 and wide-angle adapter: Not sure I'd use the 16mm by itself (if I wanted a short prime I'd go for the 20mm), but that wide-angle adapter would probably spend its entire life screwed on there. I've read in a few places the adapter seems to address many of the 16mm's shortcomings, and I like that the wide-angle shortens the lens too (down to around 12mm I think?) so I don't end up with two 16mm lenses in my kit. Fisheye adapter: I have the Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 DX lens that I love playing with, and think this could be a lot of fun around New York for very little space and weight! Some sort of flash - unsure if I can adapt my venerable SB600 onto it somehow, but am pondering the HVLF20 or 43..... is the HVLF20 fast enough for the NEX firing rate? I like the smaller size but am wondering if I'd miss having adjustment controls on the back.. So does this sound like a plan? I'm curious about the 10-18mm wide angle, but weighing against it is the much smaller size, price and wider aperture of the 16mm & adapter team. Normally I'd expect the short prime to have better image quality than the wide zoom too, but not sure on that one with the 16mm.. Anyway I'd love to hear suggestions of any other lenses or gear that might suit my needs better, but keep in mind however anything with the words 'Carl' or 'Zeiss' in the name is sadly out of my range! Once back from NY I'd like to find myself a macro longer than 30mm, even if I have to use an adapter (I like shooting bugs and 30mm is WAY too close to those critters for my liking!!), a 35mm normal prime, and I suppose something longer at some point. Muchly appreciative of any and all advice! I'm glad to have found this forum and am looking forward to meeting you all on here.