Finally making the transition from 35 to DSLR. Im in the 5K budget. I've been shooting on a D50 for about two years now to get an idea on which route to take when I drop bigger $. I'm fixed on the D300 at $1800. Peripherals will run about 1000. That leaves me with just over two for glass. I'm leaning towards a Nikon 24-70 f2.8 and a 80-200 f2.8. Thats about 2600 in lenses, a bit over what I have. My question is this; is there a more cost effective way to get both lenses in another brand that is good quality, or should I get one and save up for the other? I'm currently shooting on Nikon 28-80 3.3-5.6 and 70-300 4-5.6 with my D50. My current work is the local paper stringer jobs, HS sports, grand openings, things like that. My goal is adventure assignment for periodicals, mostly outdoor stuff, and a few weddings to fill gaps. No studio stuff. I've taken a lean towards abstract angles and photos that make the consumer ponder "impossible" photos with great multi focal depth and unique lighting. Hence the 2.8. Any input for the newbie would be great.