D800E makes every lens I own look better than it did on any other body I own. From the $5 manual focus sears zoom I got at a resale shop to the 500mm AFS, they are all making more useful pictures on the D800E than they did on a D700. Some of my favorite lenses are cheap MF lenses from the film days. My "go to" lens is a 28-300mm VR. It's does everything well and nothing perfectly. If you REALLY need perfect, roll out the check book. I need pretty darn good, not perfect which means any lens I own since getting a D800E is now better than it was..