Well I've been fighting with this subject now for about a year. Even buying an old Yashica 35 GSN chanting 'its not the kit, its the photographer that counts' Then yesterday i received a CD in the post from a friend who wants me to do a book for them. They saw something I had done last year and the version the photographer had done was ****e so can i sort it for them? Not knowing what the images would be like and guessing they might be the problem, I was expecting low res bad exposure stuff. but no - I have CD full of big, and I mean big 60 x 40 cm at 240DPI, images and sharp too! You cant help but be impressed They all need tweaking as with most digital shots I have ever seen (only 365 to do) but they are great images in terms of size and quality. I don't know yet what kit was used to shoot these but I am surprised at the quality of the image and it makes my scanned 35mm negs seem a little too old school. So here I am looking for a digital, staying with the Nikon and being lured into a D80 or even a D200. Any thoughts or anything to add (please take care of my wallet and pride) I know lens is important so if I finance I might need to get a good one then.