For starters, I'm a newbie on this forum and I've done tons of reading here in preparation to get a new Nikon. I'm not new to photography, not a Pro nor am I a semi-Pro. My SLR history includes a fully manual Ricoh (> 20years ago), a Canon EOS Rebel 2000 and a Canon Powershot Pro for digital experience. I have a co-worker with a Nikon D50 and another co-worker who just bought a Nikon D300s and that's what rekindled my photographic desires.
I found this forum while researching the D90 and was swept up in the rumor that the replacement was soon to come out. Since then, sure enough the D7K was born and I jumped on the "preorder" bandwagon - going on a lot of faith and trust that it will be at least as good as the D90 (which I was totally satisfied with) - not to mention the advances over the D90.
My initial plans for lenses were only going to be the Nikkor 16-85 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR and later the Nikkor AF-S 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF ED to use when I took my family on vacations and such. After reading so many posts by people who wished they had "wider" than 16mm for landscapes and interiors I discovered the AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24 f/3.5-4.5G ED and thought it would be nice to pair that up with the new 28-300 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR. I would later add a prime like the 35mm or 50mm f/1.8 for portrait and low light shots.
So, I'd like your opinion on the latter lens set and more specifically what do you think about using that new 28-300 on a DX body even though it seems to target FX bodies. There are several reviews on Amazon and B&H from users who are very happy with it on a D90 or D300s. As far as my style...I'll shoot anything - near, far, my kids, family, animals, beach...just not a big fan of Macro shots.
Thanks for your input. I've already learned so much from you.