I have been standing by the fence of the NEX system for while now. Brilliant sensors, brilliant body, keen pricing, but the lack of a mid grade stand ardzoom is keeping me from pulling the trigger. There are currently two choices: the kit 18-55: nothing great, nothing wrong, your typical kit lens the 18-200: report to have above average image quality for a super zoom, huge size on a NEX, expensive I been using a LX5 as a walk around camera. While the Sony APS-C sensors absolutely poop over the LX5 sensor(3-4 stop difference), the LX5 lens is also 1.5 stop faster through out the range. In compared to the kit lens, I also losing significant range on both end (24mm eqv. is huge for me). When I invest @600+ on a new camera body, I really want something better than the kit lens(not that the kit lens is bad) as I don't feel I am gaining much from a LX5. I am really hoping for something like 16-85mm 3.5-5.6 for the NEX. What do you think?