Hi folks I was hoping someone might be able to help me out here if you have been lucky enough to get to the Galapagos recently. Its early stages yet, but I will be in Bolivia in November 2009 for a conference and I am thinking of taking the opportunity to head back to the Galapagos Islands for a tour. I was fortunate to visit the islands in 1998 where I used an F70 with 24-120 lens. It gave me some pretty good results, but I know I can do better now (I can afford better lenses now . From memory, I found the 24-120 a little short sometimes, but it was generally a pretty good focal range as you can get very close to the wildlife a lot of the time. I am prepared to carry more photographic gear this time so I'm starting to think about what lenses I should take. My current kits is made up of D70s D2h 50 f1.8 17-55 dx 80-200 (2 ring) 300 f4 28-105 f3.5-4.5 Tokina 20-35 f2.8 Tokina 12-24 dx f2.8 Tokina 1.4 TC I'm prepared to take both bodies and up to three lenses. Currently this would be the 12-24 dx, 17-55 and the 80-200. However, I'm starting to think the Beast or its newer incarnation the 24-70 might be a useful focal length, especially on the dx cameras and it would be a good excuse to get one. One of these lenses would replace the 17-55. If Nikon brings out a fx body with the low light capabilities of the D3 in a D300 type body and price range (yeh right !) I might well be tempted to buy it and take it along instead of one of my other bodies. Sorry about the long post, but if anyone has been to the islands recently, I'd like your opinion on lens selection and any other comments and suggestions you might have (not including offers to carry my bags.