>>1. 12-24 >>2. 17-55 >>3. 18-200 > >Strange post. > >I'm getting a D700 and relegating my D200 to backup duty >because I want the superb high-ISO performance. And although I >have the 17-55mm f2.8 DX and will have to keep it for the >D200, I'll be getting the 24-70mm f2.8 as well, specially for >the D700. Why? Because I believe in moving forwards, getting >better and delivering better results.
Very well put. I would suggest though that if FX is your future, you might want to just sell the D200, suck it up for a second D700 and sell the 17-55 lens too as the more the D700 and D3 get published and gain more acclaim, the less all the DX stuff is going to be in demand.
I just got off of a very physically and mentally challenging back country expedition to a highly rugged and remote area. The D700 and the single 28mm 2.0 AIS lens I brought did so well I might just sell my D3 and get another D700.
Now I know why Nikon waited so long on FX. They wanted to make darn good and sure it kicks ever loving a$$ with AIS glass!
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