Marilyn - That was smart to get the glass you wanted. The 35-70 is an amazing performer and can almost be stolen on the used market. I had one for a long time and probably shouldn't have sold it. It was -- in retrospect -- an awesome walk around lens: small, sharp and a constant f2.8 aperture. Enjoy your camera and the Nikonians web site. There are not a lot of questions you can ask and not get a prompt, concise and correct response here. People are very respectful and courteous as well.