FINALLY. My dad is okay with letting me buy pretty much whatever I want. I have $1500 at the moment. Option 1: A 70-200 VR, I've wanted one of these forever and it's kind of my ultimate goal. A D3 or D700 is way too much camera for me, I could see myself using a D300 at the most, just because I already have access to a D80 and as long as I can get a used D300 for only a few hundred more than a D90, I would. But basically I have no motive of updating my camera, I just want some glass. Currently I'm shooting with my dad's 55-200 vr...not cutting it. I don't use the range THAT often, I'll admit, but I need something telephoto. And I loved it when I used it last. It's just...well, ALL of my money. And I'd still need a BW filter for the thing, and a semi decent monopod. (I'm also considering the Sigma 30mm 1.4, Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 or f/1.8, SB-800, 80-200mm f/2.8 af-d two-ring, etc) Option 2: a rangefinder. Man I want one. I could probably afford a M6 with crappy glass, but I'd rather have a Bessa R(3A or 4A with a 40mm nokton or a 21mm biogon). I also REALLY want a Nikon S2 and a 5cm f/1.4 which would only be $500-600. I'd add the Voigtlander VC meter ($200) and I'd be set, a 50 is all I really care to shoot with and the finder is perfect for that. Option 3: a hassy 500cm. There's a local one on craigslist with an extra back and the 80mm zeiss for $400 (!!!) which is a real steal. But medium format is hard for me to shoot and even harder for me to develop and EXTREMELY difficult for me to scan (actually, I can't do it at all at the moment so I'd need a better scanner). I kind of want to pick it up and sell it on ebay and make a profit - I REALLY want to use one but it just doesn't seem to be too easy for me at the moment What should I go with? I REALLY want an S2 or a Bessa R, but the 70-200 vr is kind of the lens of my dreams. I'd almost rather wait though, because I can live without it for a while and if a new one comes out and pushes the price down, that's a serious factor for me. I'm not buying anything new, I never do (except for the 50 1.8 and the speedlight, which are too cheap to save much money on used).