I really want a 14-24 or 24-70 for my D3. However, my funds are being reserved for a 500VR. So, on a recent trip to Maine, I decided to bring along an OLD AF Nikor 35-70 3.3/4.5 to supplement the 50 1.8. I bought this lens when we got married in Hawaii in August of 1989. I took the D3/35-70 combo with me to dinner one night, and here is a sample of what I got. To say that I am shocked is an understatement. The D3 bought new life to a lens I haven't used in 10+ years!! Anyone else finding that their D3 likes older glass?