Originally Posted by Brian SD
I'm wondering why the 18-200 isn't serving you well as a walking-around lens? Is it just too big?
The thing was designed intentionally with walking around in different situations in mind. The point of the superzoom is so that you don't have to be switching lenses for shooting different things, you'll never miss a shot and don't risk opening up your camera to the elements while you change lenses.
The 18-200 is excellent and is truly a great lens as an all-in-one walkaround....but the only time I have felt a need for something different is for close-up shots or to get a little more clarity for some candid portraits. In truth, it is the macro feature that I am most interested in but figure I should get something that also has the versatility to be a walkaround lens if I don't feel like bringing the zoom with me as well.
Based on the above comments, and some other research, I am leaning for the 60mm but plan to drop by a shop to test drive a couple of lenses before deciding.
As always, thanks for the comments...very helpful to get other insights.