Well, I may be jumping the gun a bit - we'll see how long it takes for the D700 pre-orders to actually ship. But given that I won't be able to afford pro glass for a while now, and I'd want some lighter walk-around glass anyway, I pulled the trigger on a couple lenses. I decided to go with used lenses for now because a) My credit card is already threatening to catch on fire, and b) I expect (or at least hope) Nikon will be refreshing their mid-tier lens lineup over the next two years. Nikkor 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 AF-S - I found a used one (in "excellent" condition) on Adorama's website. Thom Hogan liked this one, and I didn't find many people with anything bad to say about it. Most people say it's sharper than the 24-120, and I don't care that much about VR over this range. Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D AF - KEH had a "like new (-)" one available. The reviews I've read say its main weaknesses are when wide open - and when I'm shooting wide, I'm invariably stopped down to f/8 or f/11. Apparently this was one of Galen Rowell's favorite lenses. I was really waffling between this or the Nikkor 20mm f/2.8, but in the end the extra 2mm carried the day. I figure I can run them through their paces on my D70, just to make sure there aren't any big issues with either copy. I'm not dealing with the long end at the moment, although I'm really hoping Nikon updates the 80-400 to AF-S in the reasonably near future. I don't shoot long all that much, so I think the 80-400 is plenty good glass for my needs - but even if it goes AF-S tomorrow, I'm going to have to wait a bit.