Anyone notice mention of the AF-S Nikkor ED 20-35/2.8?? It's near the top of the page, but under the photo of the D700...
I believe it's the old 20-35 2.8D that preceded the AF-S 17-35.
It was used on the D3 for these test shots. Exif shows it was shot in AF-S mode. Perhaps that's the confusion. It just wouldn't make any sense for Nikon to make a new 20-35mm lens.
They used different lenses for each body.
D700 w/ AF-S VR Nikkor ED 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G
D3 w/ AF-S Nikkor ED 20-35mm f/2.8D
Wish they used similar lens instead, but author did mention these are shot hand held and for your reference only.