I certainly agree with you about the D70. I really enjoy macro photography but found that with the D70 manually focusing my macro lens was quite the challenge. I decided that for macro I'd go back to my F4 and save up to buy the F6. In the interim the D200 was announced and I found it to be acceptable for macro work. I have high hopes for the D700 in this area as I expect it to have a brighter viewfinder than the D200.