GarageBoy: Does the 70-300 range on CX really make that much sense?
Yes - makes perfect sense. With ~200-800mm 35mm equivalent this would work as a great lightweight wildlife lens. Also it will be a perfect a lightweight complement to a 70-200 equivalent lens (probably mounted on a different camera) - or probably even a 24-120 equivalent lens (again probably mounted on a different camera).
jhinkey: Seems to me, based on the rumored specs thus far, that Nikon needs to come out with some compact primes to go along with this camera. Primes that don't need to be super fast, but have excellent IQ and very good MF characteristics.I'd love a set of compact MF primes with electrical contacts:20/2.8 AI-P45/2.8 AI-P (already have one, but needs some optical tweaks)100/2.8 AI-P
What a great travel prime kit this would be . . . doubt it will happen soon if ever.
Since the DF has AF - why do the lenses need to be MF? Why not use 20mm f/2.8 AF-D, 50mm 1.8g and a 85mm 1.8g? A small lens equivalent to 100mm f/2.8 series E or even better 135mm f/2.8 series E will be great however.