I have recently bought a Nikon D80 because, whilst I do drooooool and hanker after the Higher End models, I have very small hands and live in a wheelchair so the balance has to feel comfortable to me and not ultimately weigh tooooo much with lenses attached as I have to hold the camera one handed whilst the other drives the wheelchair ! (Using a tripod is a whole other challenge !) But I LOVE it ! Also I am predominantly "housebound" (horrible term !) but it's accurate, so feel that I wouldn't really get to fully utilize all the features (and cost !) of the D200/300 and beyond as I am unable to easily go independently out of the house to Exciting Pastures New to expand my horizons of what and when and where and how to shoot ! Thus the D80 fitted the bill as a bit of an upgrade from my D70s. I am completely in awe of the photos I have seen posted in the various Galleries on this site ! Wow - they are of such a high standard ! So, so much to aspire to ! - but I haven't seen many attributed to the humble D80. I notice that in the Sub-Forums : Lighting and Flash, Cameras, and gear, the D80 doesn't feature and indeed the Info accompanying the posted photos. that I am in such awe of usually lists the camera as one of the higher end models. I would love to get in contact with any other D80 users to see their photos. It would be nice to be able to discuss aspects of D80 use etc and to share and learn from their experience and expertise. I look forward to hearing from anyone else who happily uses a D80 ! Best wishes ~ Digital Wheelie here in the UK where it's POURING !