A while back, I posted this question: http://www.photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00Psr5 My current setup is now: D80 & D50 bodies (D50 for backup, and some low light stuff - surprisingly good at ISO 1600); Tamron 17-50mm f2.8; Nikon 18-70mm, 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 & 18-200VR lenses for backup; Nikon 50mm f1.8; 70-210mm f4-5.6 (slow & slow focusing but sharp); SB600 & SB800 + flash bracket & sync cord. I could usefully add the Nikon 85mm f1.8 as well for portraits. My real issue is with the operation of the D80 & matrix metering in particular. As an ex slide shooter, I stick with the philosophy of retaining highlight detail & let the shadows take care of themselves (making sure of course to get the lighting as right as possible with fill & bounce flash where possible). Therefore, I am considering two options. (1) lightly used D200 & then migrate to the D90 a few months after it comes out & prices stabilise (provided that it 'fixes' the D80's matrix metering characteristics). (2) spring for the D300 at the expense of selling my Pentax 645. The rationale for option 1 is better metering - meaning I can concentrate on composition and image creation & not worry so much about whether the image is going to be overexposed (yes I've tried CW, spot metering, manual exposure etc. but in fast moving wedding situations you need the camera to do as much of the hard work as possible while you concentrate on 'capturing the moment'. Option 2 would seem to get me better focusing, better low noise capability, better battery life and generally better IQ. If I go down the D200 route, my main concern is noise at higher ISO settings. I'm OK with using the D80 at ISO 1600 if needed, but have seen suggestions that the D200 is not as good in this regard. At the wedding venue, I'll be able to shoot at around f4 1/125th at ISO 1600 without flash. I can also use flash if I wish, even during the ceremony itself - opening up f4 & 1/60th or f5.6 @ 1/30th ISO 800 plus a burst of bounced TTL-BL from the SB800 to help freeze motion blur. Currently, my heart says D300, but head and wallet (and attachment to my Pentax 645 & the hopes that I might eventually use it some more) says used D200 followed by D90 (if it turns out as big a leap forward over the D80 as the D300 is over the D200). Some more advice & guidance would be welcome, especially from wedding / events shooters. Thanks as always.