>My vote would be for the D80. I have both the D40 and 3- >D80's. Used to be professional, and shot in manual mode almost >exclusively. The access to controls on the D80 facilitates >easy manual adjustment, and the ability to use 'screw' type >auto focus lenses is an added benny. If you shoot only in auto >modes, the D60 may suit your needs (it is an upgraded version >of the D40). However, you may want to think about future needs >with regard to the additional capabilities of the D80.
Thanks, Jerry. I am not a professional as you were. But I mostly shoot in manual mode too. I am leaning towards D80 now. Take care!