Marilyn -- When I got my first D700 about 6 months after they appeared (I have two now) my vocabulary the first several weeks was pretty much limited to one word: "Wow!" After three years I still experience a "Wow" feeling quite often, although I am coming more and mores simply to expect superior performance. I think you are at the point in obtaining photo equipment where you can focus on lenses. Things will only get better from here on out. My conclusion about the D700 is that it is a camera that has finally exceeded the capability of the best film/camera combinations I enjoyed during my 50 years of photgraphy. Enjoy!