I've been shooting for a few years now, and actually spent about a year shooting for a studio and such, so I know my stuff. I'm just looking for opinions. I'm going to be spending a month or more in Patagonia, followed by a month between Chile and Peru. I sold my last photography equipment to pay bills after I lost my last job, but am now in the market for another camera and a couple lenses. Here are my two main options I'm looking at: -A early Nikon pro-body, specifically a D2h for better battery life and decent general image capturing abilities, a Tokina 12-24, a Nikon 35mm F1.8 AF-S and an 18-135 AF-S. The main strength here is indestructibility and weatherproofness (both terms I just coined), as well as a little more versatility in focal range. The big problem would be a lot of weight. I've also always wanted a pro-body, and the D2H is the first decent one I've seen to come down to "vintage" status, so I can actually afford it. -Or, a lower end body, like a D40x or D80 with an 18-200 VR and a 35mm f1.8 AF-S for low light. Lightweight would be the main key here, but a short drop onto a rock or a light rain will turn either body into a paperweight. Some of the best photo's I've ever taken were on a D80, and I've owned a 5D and a pile of L lenses. So, that's saying a bit. The main reason I'm looking at Nikon is I seem to be able to get better bang for my buck. Also, the low MP count on the D2H doesn't bother me as I doubt I'll be printing any larger than A4. Additional equipment will probably just include a heavy duty gorillapod and a camera bag.