Hi everyone, I am majoring in photojournalism. I bought my Nikon d40 last summer and luved it, however there are a few things that are making me sell it and upgrade. 1. Lens I can't tell you how long i wanted to by a lens with a faster f-stop for fast moving targets (i like nature/city/people shots) and the lens that was a really good price, the [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-50mm-Nikkor-Digital-Cameras/dp/B00005LEN4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1239299085&sr=1-2"]Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF[/ame] does not have autofocus. Secondly, all the new lenses that are special designed for the d40 are expensive. 2. Video When i first bought my d40 i thought it did video and gave my gf my digi cam. Sadly i was wrong. I do workout videos on bodyspace.com so this is a nice feature. 3. Getting deeper in photograpghy In the fall I start taking classes strictly for photo. I want to be able to by older lenses that are great but don't have autofocus so i don't have to sell my kidney to pay for it. 4. I love photograpghy I love taking pics of animals, nature, and scenery especially when i travel. I have been stalled in taking pictures however due to the fact that the things i wanna take pics of i can't. I.E. a swopping bird, a running rabit, a dew drop of a flower, etc. Summer is almost here and I want to be able to take these kind of shots and get deeper in to photograpghy 5. New tech There is alot of new tech out now for cameras and the way I see it, I can either due this upgrade now or be back here in a few weeks asking the same thing lol. I was looking at the nikon d90 that resently came out. I read some reviews on it and liked what I saw. Would anyone recommend this or another camera? Lens and equipment I'm looking to get with this are as folllows Tamron AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4.0 [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-50mm-Nikkor-Digital-Cameras/dp/B00005LEN4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1239299085&sr=1-2"]Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF[/ame] or a really good 35mm lens (please recommend) [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-18-200mm-3-5-6-3-Optical-Stabilizer/dp/B000NOSCGM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1239300411&sr=1-1"]Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS[/ame] Tripod-(need recommendation) Back back-(need recommendation) I am also buying a new laptop, the Asus w90 which I will be using in dual boot one side for photo and video editing(mac os), one side for everything else (win vista ult). I'd greatly apprciate the help everyone.