I have a question about the "thought process" regarding your purchase.
Please do not take offense. We all want to see our members, get the most out of their investment.
24-85 on FF camera is 24-85.
The lens is not one of Nikon's finer lenses, and the results should be comparable to any DX lens that you would have put on the D300.
16-85VR on the D300 would give you a 24-127VR
17-55 would give you a 25-82 on the D300.
Why are you buying a D700,..... to use the 24-85 f3.3-f3.6?
as anthony said above
no offense... but, why on earth would you buy THAT lens to go with a D700?
if you are going to spend the money for that body... i'd remember the "chain is only as strong as the weakest link" cliché
again.... no offense... but, that D700 deserves better glass to fully take advantage of its IQ
Actually full frame cameras with higher pixel density is much more forgiving for lenses. For my reasoning see...reply to Anthony's post.
i do understand your point
and, again, i mean you no disrespect
but... my point to you
use the fastest glass you own
it might weigh more
but... having better low-light capability isn't an excuse to use slower (and, therefore lower quality) glass
carry the extra ounces and get the most out of your investment
if you are going to spring for the D700... then make it happy by letting it "connect" with the best glass you have to offer it.. :smile:
I have all the good pro lenses (28-70, 70-200 vr etc., primes) to use on D700 but I wanted something smaller and lighter for everyday use. That is the reason. Considering the high ISo capabilities of D700, I can use slower lenses. The 24-85 got excellent reviews from Thom and BJorn and does not break the bank (or the back ).
I have good DX lenses (17-55) as well.. but I do not see the D300 as a "worthy" upgrade to my D200/D2H/S5. I never wanted to buy a D300 but D700 I pre-ordered the firat day....