Re: D2X and the 17-35 AF-S f/2.8 ED-IF lens vs DX
add me to the list, my 17-35 squeaks as well! At least when it racks right through the focus range (easy enough to avoid). I have used it on the D2X a little, and it looks fine.
I also second Dave's comment, i use a number of old MF lenses on my D2X, and they provide all the performance with none of the cost ;-) (this assumes of course that you are happy to focus them yourself, in particular there are some stunning bargains to be if you are after a long telephoto)