I saw a similar thread on another forum and it got me thinking. It seems we don't hear as much fanfare about the D80 as the D50 or the D200. I owned a D200 for a few months and it certainly is one fine machine. My backcountry usage really places a high priority on weight so I investigated the D80 and found the camera gave me much of what I liked in the D200 but in a smaller and lighter package. The metering was the biggest source of adaptation but nothing insurmountable (I'm an old chrome shooter). I remain very impressed with the D80 for my application. I'd be interested in hearing from those who went from the D50 or D70 to the D80. Would you do it again? Why or why not?