Hi Roger Thank you for the offer. I live on two currencies, dollars and rubles, and use which ever is stronger at the time. As it turns out, my mother is insistent on my coming back to the States before the holidays, maybe in 3 weeks so if there are D7000s in the stores I might have an excuse to get one. Unfortunately the air fares are getting higher so a slight will be higher than a new camera.
All the news of this camera is exciting but I really get by nicely with my current set up, a D90, grip, a few SB900s and some nice glass. I use flash most of the time so some of the benefit of the D7000 will be muted by the flash. My GF's friend asked to buy my D90 if I get a new camera. Tempting, but only if a DB-D11 is available at the same time. I am personally, quite happy about the 12mpx so raw files are reasonable in size. The improved AF would be the most welcome addition but I would not turn down an offer to have another stop + in high ISO performance if it was thrown in on the deal. The AF fine tune is nice but I've never had a AF misalignment problem with my lenses that was not user error. My next planned visit back after this upcoming one I just found out about, is March 2011 so that gives some time to save for a camera body only plus grip and a 24-70. Considering that my business has no income but full expenses from October through mid spring "saving" will consist of cutting out dinners out and the more serious clubbing. Luckily my new GF is a great cook who pampers me shamelessly;>) Stan St Petersburg Russia