Did a little research in the forum and apparently my quaint little D200 is well past the point of needing to be mothballed. My two main lenses are the 28-70 AFS F2.8 and 80-200 AFS F2.8D (have an 18-70 kit lens but not thrilled with it... D900 flash.)
Among several questions:
1) Read somewhere that there were sometimes issues with the D800 and older AFS lenses, any validity to that?
2) Are these lens sharp enough not to affect picture quality (the D200 always seemed a little soft and I always had to apply sharpening... which is one of the reasons I'm wanting to change?) (With the newer larger image sizes, where does the image quality surpass even the best lens' ability to be sharp?)
3) Will I gain any appreciable length through the larger sharper image and the ability to crop? The ability to get a usable image from the D200 after cropping was less that expected (never had an image at full resolution on the D200 that was usable as is.)
What are some of the other pros/cons of the D800? Any suggestions for another body?
I am an amateur (or immature as the wife would call it...) hobbyist that shoots a wide range of stuff from indoor high speed performing arts to outdoor wildlife, sports, etc. Recently started shooting some indoor scenes the wife sets up from her hobby (which will be the real official reason an upgrade is required