NikoDoby, you pretty much nailed it. I started this as a d300 vs. a d700, knowing that the d700 would be a long shot. The d300 is what I think is my realistic choice at this point considering the possible upgrades in glass, computers, etc. that the d700 would entail and that's after the $800-$1000 extra for the body itself. The video capabilities of the d300s is tempting, but there's so much more involved in getting back into this commercially, I could have paid for a D3 for what it costs for email blasts, promo pieces, software, website...it never ends. As far as the PC is concerned, I never plug my Speedotron into the camera...I'm afraid I'll get a power surge and blow out the camera. I use one of those cheap $29 remotes in my studio. If I do eventually take my studio lights on location, I'll probably get some PW's which means more money. I even had someone on another forum tell me that it's more important to buy a laptop than a new camera, so I can shoot tethered. Anyhow, I learned quite a bit from the information I got from all of you here. Thanks.