So it's been way too long since the dogs broke my kit lens (and only lens...) and I'm dying to take pictures again. I've decided to save up for a new zoom lens and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations or opinions. I was very pleased with the Nikkor 18-55 kit lens, but this time I'm looking for more range. I would like to keep the 18mm or similar and have it reach up to 200mm, but less would be fine too. The tricky bit is I'd also like it to be able to autofocus on my camera body, which means the lens will need a motor. Any ideas? Ideally I'd like to keep it cheap of course, but I know that's probably not going to happen. Hopefully it will cost less than $500.