Nikkor 35-70 f/2.8D AF on a D700. This lens was the pro-class mid zoom lens made until 2006. Even after the 28-70 f/2.8 AFS came out, Nikon continued to make this gem for professionals who wanted a smaller, lighter all metal lens. Eventually, the 24-70 f/2.8G was released and this 35-70 f/2.8D was dicontinued after its long and distinguished career. I still prefer it and see no reason to upgrade. As you can see, my copy is pristine as they get. LNIB almost. I also get a pretty good Macro option at 35mm by setting a button. In Macro mode, it's manual focus only, but that's a macro thing anyway.