First off thank you so much to everyone who has been so helpful. I have learned so much through this site! I have a Nikon D40 that I love, and had previously posted about upgrading. I initially wanted a D90, but am now torn between getting that and just saving up for a D7000. In the mean time, I have the option of getting a lens I REALLY want- a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 for a good price. This lens will not autofocus with my current camera. I sometimes shoot in full manual, and have been playing around with manual focus on my current lenses, and think I may be ok using manual focus for a while until I can upgrade my camera. Would it be a wise purchase to go ahead and get this lens or should I just continue saving up for the better camera first? I could get the lens now- or if I keep saving I could get the D90 in about another month, or the D7000 in... well, 3 months? (Depends on how much overtime I can snag- I'm a firefighter so overtime comes in 24 hour increments and is really nice when available). Anyway- I'm just torn between getting the lens now, knowing I will have to manually focus, or saving for a better camera first. I am leaning more towards getting the lens and getting a feel for it first, but wanted some input if maybe someone knows or sees something I don't that I should keep in mind as well. Thanks for any feedback.