Ok so even though I've had my Nikon D50 since 2006, and I've taken a bunch of classes on photography (mostly film) I've just started learning about off camera lighting, and everything more technical than shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. I was looking into getting a new camera, but I decided to wait until I got my lighting equipment and learned what I could from it. My dad and I were looking at all the new Nikons and I was very disappointed at the flash sync speed on most of them. I just assumed the sync speed on my D50 would be even more horrible. So I finally got the manual out and was shocked to see 1/500s. I couldn't believe it, I must be reading this wrong, I did a quick google search and was even more shocked to see that many people had discovered how to sync as high as 1/4000s! All because of my wonderful electronic shutter. New camera, not too soon. Some speedlights, stands, and umbrellas - as soon as I finish reading the strobist blog. I can't wait to start using off camera lighting!!!