Now that I have gotten use to my D50 and have gotten better at my photography, I am thinking of upgrading to more professional equipment. Don't get me wrong, the D50 is wonderful, but I want to take my "talent" one step forward. I have submitted a portfolio and application to the Photography department of the Arts School at LSU to be accepted in the Spring!! <keep your fingers crossed for me!!> My question would be to those who are more advanced in their photography skills and more knowlegable with the DSLR's by Nikon. Which would be the best to upgrade to from the D50? Also, My husband has also given me an allowance for new lenses. I have been looking at the 18-200mm VR..although Ken Rockwell gives it great reviews, I have read more that it is just not as sharp as it should be for the price. I am more interested in opinions on the Tokina 12-24mm, Nikkor 70-200mm, and the 35mm f/2D. I also still want to include the no longer made Nikkor 75-300mm in there, which gets high reviews (mostly by Joe/ClarinetJWD, who has convinced me to get this lens). Also, any comments on other lenses that you would recommend for a more professional use. Lastly, lighting..which is the best setup to have for studio lighting? I belive that less is more, so maybe just something with a 3 light setup like one with an umbrella reflector, one with a soft box, and one with barn doors.