Hi I'm just wondering if anyone has a recommendation for me. I shoot portraits on location with natural light mostly on a now-ancient Nikon D50 usually with my 85mm f2.0, which I love (the lens, that is...the camera is ok, but feeling a little cramped by it's limitations). Here are the main features drawing me to each item: D300: firmware technology for color and image processing in-camera, best exposure/light metering of Nikon line (shared w/ D5). Could use the increase of megapixels and burst. 70-200: would instantly help me make memorable images by blurring backgrounds at long end, and shooting in low light, esp with the VR. The zoom and longer range over the fixed 85 sound nice too. Canon 5D: full-frame goodness, image sharpness and megapixels a big improvement over the D50, etc. Anyone? If you had the 1700, and a d50, what would you do with it?