I have recently enter the digital SLR format by purchasing a D90 body. Previously I have a full compliment of lens for film bodies. Apart from purchasing the DX format lens for Tokina 12-24mm to accomodate the wide angle needs, I plan to eventually acquire a D700 body for FX format. For this reason, I did not purchase the D300 in order to save for the D700 instead. In this regard, I also do not wish to purchase any other DX lens. My quest is to improve the mid-range zoom performance. I currently use a 24-120D, 75-300AF, 80-200D. From the various reviews, I hope to reduce the overlap by having the 24-85D and 80-200D for FX while 12-24 for DX needs. What I found on the reviews are as followed: http://www.photozone.de/nikon--nikk...kor-af-24-85mm-f28-4-d-if-review--test-report http://www.bythom.com/nikonlens.htm http://jerphotography.com/blog/?page_id=120 Without going to the pro level 24-70, is 24-85D the only viable alternative in order to suffice the needs for both FX and DX format. The draw back appears to be a dated lens without ED elements, AFS and VR, although the latter two features are not that important to me. Please offer me advise and opinions.