I have a Nikkor 28-105 D that I use with my F80 and really can't fault it. Lovely handling, lovely images (when I do *my* bit right!) and a handy semi-macro function as a bonus. Well worth the money.
I also have a 70-300 ED and it's good, but not in the same league as the 28-105. Given the price of the thing it might be worth reading a few reviews and looking at some independant offerings from Sigma or Tamron for example.