Dear Photographer, It has been many years since I have posted on Photo.Net. I have a deadweight - N95 and a joy to work D70. Planning to get a current (or near current) spec Nikon for personal use. Primary use is portraits of my toddler. 2 reasons for the upgrade: 1) Need faster AF to catch him 2) Need more cropping area. My primary lens is 50/1.8 AF-D, which i bought initially many years ago. Between F2.5 - F2.8 it is a gem, see a sample attached (I am able to print 11X14 regularly and 16X20 occasionally with the D70 and the 50mm. Yes the latter is not sharp when you nose-view it but looks good in the living room) Outside of that, i occasionally use 18-70 DX when travelling - not super great, but stopped at F8, I see few faults. What is the question: I am planning an overseas trip in mid Jan. So if i do get a newer camera it has to be at least by the 1st week of Jan (so i know all the dials etc.) D90 is around 450 USD cheaper than D7000. I am planning a Sigma 17-50 to be bonded with the camera for my trip? I know the specs for both D90/D7000 well. But what would you choose (Assuming D7000 was in stock- can't find it anywhere)? PS: Not impressed with the AF speeds of the EVIL and no great primes available for them yet.