I want to get a new DX DSLR and, ideally, make use of my older Nikon AF 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5 and AF 70-210 f/4.0-5.6D. I noticed the latter had some good comments at *Link Removed*, and as they are both FX lenses, I think it would be a shame to let them sit idle. So I am thinking of buying the Nikon D90 with the Nikon AF DX 35mm f/1.8 and, ideally, a VR zoom for everyday use, something like the Nikon AF DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VRII, for instance.
The alternative option is to forget about the existing FX lenses and get the Nikon D5000 with the Nikon AF DX 35mm f/1.8 and either the Nikon AF DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VRII or the AF DX 18-55mm VR and AF DX 55-200mm VR zoom pair.
Any comments on the pros and cons of these options, e.g., in terms of lens quality? Will the older FX lenses be a quality bottleneck for a new DX camera? Any comments are welcome - and other DSLR/lens combo suggestions as well :-)