>Yesterday i bought a new D700. I can't make up my mind about >a general lens for this camera. I have the old 80-200 2.8 and >a 80-400, but I lack a good lens for landscapes and events. >The 24-70 2.8 is to expensive for me, but I can afford a >24-120 4.0 or a 24-85. >Can anyone give me good advice? >Thanks in advance
I personally use a 28-300 f/3.5-f/5.6. Can't go wrong with that, other than the variable aperture. The VR works really well, down to 1/15 or even 1/4 of a second if you're careful. Since you have a D700 though, you might get away with the sliding ISO to keep your shutter speeds higher.
The lens is cheaper than the 24-120 and you have a larger focal length range.