Currently I am working with a D700 with 50mm 1.4G lens. PERFECT for portraits. Unfortunately, it's not my camera. (My husband's father lets me use it frequently. He's quite wealthy and bought the camera for point and shoot purposes!! lol so he doesn't use it often.) I have the D60 (used it for learning purposes for about 2 years) and would like to upgrade now that I've been practicing with the D700 for quite some time now. The only restraint is that I don't have the budget for the body of a d700 (which is ultimately what I really want.) So I am thinking of "settling" for a less expensive model in the $1200-$1800 range (for just the body) until I work my way up in affording possibly the d700's updated model--whenever that may come out; probably around the time I will be able to afford one! I still plan to get the 50mm 1.4G lens. I am an avid Nikon user. I am considering either the D300s or the D7000. I was hoping someone could give me some insight to the pros/cons of each of these models for outdoor portraits and low light wedding photography. (using the 50mm 1.4g lens.) **Just some info: I AM working into becoming a professional photographer and will use this camera to start my professional portfolio and most likely for the first couple years of my business. I am knowledgeable enough about ISO/aperture/shutter speed to be able to work with a camera in manual mode. So please don't scold me for being a "newbie" and wanting to jump in the business of photography. I wish people on here were more encouraging. Also, once I get this camera I do plan on looking for second shooter gigs at weddings and hopefully interning at professional studios** Thanks so much for reading!!!