You might consider buying a D80 body and use your present lens.
After you use it for a few months, then decide if you want or need a different lens.
Don't rush into buying lenses right away.
Yep........almost ready for a new body myself.
Had to replace the ball-joints (knees) about 10 years ago.
If I used my Nikor 35-7mmm lens, F1.3.3-4.5 with a Nikon D80 body, do you think that would be a good choice to stay with? I love this AF lens from my Nikon 6006. Had excellent photos using it. I would have to scan the 35mm slides in order to show you my results.
I did mention this lens on an earlier post a few weeks ago
I do not want to spend a ton of money on a new lens. I don't mind spending some money on a good new body. Sounds kind of humerous!
A camera body that is! HA!! :