Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Chilliwack, BC, Canada.
Interest: Hiking, UL Backpacking, canoeing, snowshoeing
Naw it's still ultimately all about the lenses. You can put a pancake lens on a D3X and it won't look very impressive anymore. I'd say that a D40 with a 300mm F2.8 or even a 70-200 F2.8 would look more impressive and lofty than the D3x with a pancake lens. Look at professional photog's profile shots and they usually have some impressive lens attached to their bodies.
I'm still of the opinion that the money should be spent on the glass and a nice tripod before going with a more expensive FF. High resolution FF's otherwise only give you higher resolution files of compositional and exposure errors and further magnify poor quality glass.
Yeah in one sense I'd love to get a Sony 24MP A900 or A850 but the thing is there's be no advantage at all unless at the same time I plunked down the cash for some really nice FF glass.