I think most of us who've gone down the route of the D3/D700 are impressed, not least by Nikon's wonderful new nano coated zooms;
By some miracle they seem to perform as well (in some respects better) than primes of the same focal length - even the lovely Zeiss primes.
But they are big.
I have two trips in the near future, and I've been trying to work out how to travel a bit lighter, and still keep with the image quality.
I already have the zeiss 25mm f2.8, which I've fallen back in love with after a re-evaluation.
I was just about to pull the trigger on the ZF 18mm as a companion piece (so that I could then leave the monster 14-24 at home). Then I did a small sum:
25mm+18mm = 950gm
14-24 = 970gm
I want to take the 58 f1.4 for low light, so, the next issue is whether to take the other monster:
24-70 - or the much smaller (and still very good) 28-105 on the basis that it also gives me a kind of macro facility (and relieves me of the necessity of taking the 105macro as well!).
the 70-300 is a no-brainer, it's small and light and does the job.
The first trip is to Ronda (Spain) for a wedding, where I am supposed to take some pictures, but it isn't my 'job'. I don't want to miss the landscape though!
My current thinking is:
58mm f1.4 CV
(leaving behind: zeiss 25mm, CV40mm pancake, nikkor 24-70, nikkor 105 VRmacro, nikkor 24-120 VR)
Of course, I'll also have an M8 with CV 15 Zeiss 25 and 50 and 75 'cron.
any other suggestions (too late to buy now, we fly tomorrow!)