>True, Top quality glass costs. What hurts is the lack to a >good intermediate lens, like a FF 24-70 F/3.5-5.6 ED AFS kit >lens.
I don't see why Nikon stopped production of the AFS 24-85 3.5-4.5. It was only out for a short run, but I was able to get one. Great lens for carrying around. I do not own any digital (yet) and find the zoom range and size perfect for my F75.