I am presently working with a D70s and my old NIKKOR AF lenses 35-70mm and 70-210mm, along with extension rings and a macro adaptor. Although I was originally informed upon purchase of the new digital body that the lenses and body would be fully compatible, I now hear that any aperture-driven commands established on the digital body are not accurately received by the lenses. Apparently, it is only in the fully manual mode, which I infrequently use, that they will be successfully communicated. Is this true? I must say that the loss of full-frame, which I enjoyed with my film/analog body, is really felt in my photos, as well as the fact the 35-70mm is effectively a 50-105, so I am missing out on the intimacy in my shots. In general, I feel like I am working much harder to create a picture that evokes an emotional response. A trial with an 18-200VRII lens was like child's play comparatively......which leads to my next question.....if the opportunty presented itself, would forum readers choose a D300s and a 'walk-around' 18-200VRII OR a D700 with full-frame capacity and use of my beautiful older lenses to full capacity, with the option to add a wide-angle for more dramatic shots? It's about the same investment financially, but the end-result may be quite different. I tend to do available-light photography, often on workshops, and I do love the freedom and flexibility of one lens, despite the known limitations. The weight of my equipment can be an issue, frequently forcing me to leave my camera at home. Multiple lenses will only increase this....As well, will the D700 adapt perfectly to these older lenses, and will there be any predictable compromise? Last question, is the D700 getting an upgrade soon? I look forward to your input....I have been most impressed by your comments on other questions posed.