I have a D70 and will be driving around Canada this summer. Need advice on a good telephoto and wide angle lens. Probably only have money for 1 and not the other. I will be visiting a lot of national parks and some cities in western/central Canada. Currently I have one lens the 24-120mm. Not looking to spend more than $500.
As a travel photographer i mostly use my 28-135mm lens and after that my 17-40mm. When i need to travel light and want some more tele then i take my 1.4 converter that on my 28-135 gives enough zoom for most of my work. But other wise i take my 300 mm.
So if i look at you lens configuration then i would say that i most cases you will be fine. Maybe you want a slightly bigger zoom for the national parks. I would not go for wight angel lens for the cities (you can always take a bit more distance).
I can't help you with types of lenses (i use Canon) but a good photo store would be able to help you with that.
Sigma is does quite good lenses and is less expensive than the Nikon range.
I would recommend a long lense between 200 and 300mm for the national park. There are lenses that range from 28-200 or even 300 but I don't know exactly which ones, but I think Sigma does one. If you check with your local photoshop they could help you finding what you're looking for.
BUT if you are thinking of lenses that cover a big range like 28-200 or even 28-300 then PLEASE go for a GOOD one and not the cheap once because you will be disepointed. Personaly i would go for good that fits your budget and don't take to much because you are probably just using 1 or two lesenses any ways (that's atleast my experince)
It depends on what sort of photography you favour. My suggestion would be to spend big on a wide angle ( probably a 17mm to account for the magnification of the D70) to get crisp shots of landscapes and buildings, but to carry a cheapo telephoto for the occasions when you want to zoom in on someone unobtrusively. I only say this because on my last trip my 24-80mm was attached much more often than my 70-300mm and Canada has some amazing scenery.