For the longest time (18 months!) I have delayed the purchase of a DSLR for one reason or another. Most of the time, it appeared that the D200 was the camera for me (and the reason I sold my last film SLR back in November 2005). But there always seemed to be one reason or another why I haven't purchased the D200. Well, the family is pressing hard for me to get a DSLR (compact digital cameras haven't cut it for me). There are two graduations in the family happening less than 4 weeks from now, and I have been asked to photograph these events, before, during, and after. I decided that I would purchase the D200, and if it turned out to be a mistake, I would sell it after these graduations. I'm just waiting for the various online stores to return from their time off in order to make the purchase. In the meantime, I mentioned the type of lenses I like to shoot, and I have received PMs and emails indicating that I might not be taking best advantage of the D200's image capability. The general consensus is that the zoom lenses I have chosen aren't up to the ability of the D200. The main lenses in question are the 18-35 f/3.5-4.5D and the 28-105 f/3.5-4.5D. I also have an older 75-300 f/4.5-5.6 that I don't figure on shooting past 200mm (the lens gets soft near 300mm anyway). I also have several primes (20 f/2.8D, 35 f/2D, 50 f/1.4D, 85 f/1.8D) which I figure to not be a problem. Are the two main zoom lenses going to be a problem with the D200? I am not looking for the absolute best quality, otherwise I would force myself to shoot the f/2.8 zooms. I don't figure to enlarge past 8"x10" that much since I haven't in 25+ years of shooting film. OTOH, will I be disappointed with the D200 in combination with these two zooms? Would I be better off with a lower MP camera? If that is the case, I would love to go with a D2Hs (which is also better with the screw-drive lenses). But I have not been able to justify the $3000+ cost for new, and I would really like my first DSLR to be new (although that deal on NikonCafe for the mint D2Hs that sold for $1900 should have been mine:frown . My other lower MP options are the Fuji S5, which keeps me in the F-mount, or I can go back to Canon with the 30D, although I am not sure which lenses I would pair with that camera.