if u're buying a top notch body like the D700, please pair it with a good lens. Unfortunately, good lenses are heavy to lug around. There's a reason why the "kit"lenses are so cheap, cos no way they can compare with the 24-70 2.8. I'm currently using a D80 and i pair it with the 24-70 2.8. No regrets at all cos the IQ is superb.