Howker, give me a call or send a message if you would like some assistane in finding things to do or where the good vantage points are for photography. It is always nice to meet up with Nikonians when they come through. It is a fascinating city from the visual as well as cultural perspective. That is why I moved here 9 years ago.
You might really like FX but those of us who have it(D800) sometimes post how we are very favoribly impressed when trying the lonely D7000 gathering dust in the bag. Last weekend I shot a wedding with formals in the park, and a river/canal cruise reception over a 10 hours period. I used both the D800 and D7000, mostly with the 70-200 on the D7000 and 24-70 and 95 1.4 on the D800. The couple was equally impressed with the images from both...so was I. The D7000 really desrves repect, easy to use, excellent DR and metering. Its AF has always been very effective for me. The size and weight difference between the D7000 and D800 is not as much as most peaple believe and in fact, they work together as a team very well. With equal lenses, both having grips and SB900 attached, you have to open your eyes to see which is which. Size and weight are often mentioned as being an advantage in DX but in practical operational ready configuration, there is very little difference. If one wants low weight, they should get a V1, not a slightly smaller DSLR. Stan St Petersburg Russia