I will have a budget of $5,000.00 and not necessarily spend it all. Equipment wise currently I have M6 and IIIf and 50 Cron, 35 4th Cron, 90 Tele-Elmarit and CV 21. I also have Nikon F3 with 24, 50 and 105 and Tamrom AF 28-300. I did some research on the online and here are 3 choices since 5D and D300 prices are close. Choice #1: M8 body only and use lenses I have and have them coded for M8 (thou they are not fast lenses) Choice #2: 5D with 35/1.4 (or 24-105/4) and 85/1.2 Choice #3: D300 with 17-55/2.8 and 85/1.4 and D3 is too expensive and too bulky and heavy. What I'm after is image quality and bokeh quality. Isolating object from BG is more important. I don't shoot sports. I sometimes use it indoors so I prefer fast lenses. I need to shoot plate of foods where central part is sharp and front and back is rapidly out of focus. I do travel/landscape shots. I love B&W and use film and wet darkroom with Focomat. CONS & PROS: -M8 have a few problems and need digital coding and 1.3 crop. and if I want 75/1.4 it'll cost me a fortune but it's compact and I can carry it with M6 in one bag. -5D is great but I have to buy two new lenses. Rather bulky and noticable. Possibly best resolution/ Bokeh for the money. -Nikon D300 has a 1.5 crop factor and might not have same bokeh as Canon 35/1.4 or 85/1.2 In the mean time, I use cheap Nikon D40 + kit lens for family snap shots. I can sell this after. I'm leaning towards Canon 5D or the possible NEW 5DII in the early next year. I can certainly wait. I'm not in a super hurry to get it. I appreciate your input.