Jorgen Udvang , Jun 14, 2005; 02:56 a.m.
Zooms that span over too much will struggle to be sharp and will never be fast. Still, Tokina has a 24-200mm that has a good reputation and (in my view) a more useful zoom-range. It's rather heavy though. Even better is the Tamron 24-135mm, and a nice compination with an 80-400.