So. If I get this job like I hope I do, then I'll have some severence left over to play with - I'd like to use some of it towards my lil hobby. Right now, I have a Nikon D50 with the kit lens, and I rent anything else I need. I do a lot of theater/dark/subdued lighting shots, so keep that in mind. With $3000, should I: Buy the D200 kit here, that comes with the 28-70MM lens for $2000, then a 50mm 1.4 (or 1.8) for $300 or so, then a higher zoom lens (As of yet undetermined). I'm thinking about the D200s 3200 ISO mode, and how the camera 'feels' in my hand with a variety of lenses.. OR The 50mm 1.4 for $300, the 300mm VR zoom for $1500 + the 17-55mm 2.8 lens for another $1300? (Yes, thats over, but I'm talking general dollar range) OR... is there a 3rd suggestion? I'm really learning towards the D200, because I held it and sorta fell in love with it, but am considering the glass approach too. Thanks.