I've got Olympus and Nikon lenses, but which body do I buy?


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After a lay off from photography I'd like to get back into things. The lenses I've got are -

Zuiko digital 50mm f2
Zuiko digital 40-150mm f3.5-4.5
2 batteries/charger to fit E510

Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Di
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6 G

I'm considering selling the Olympus gear and buying a refurbed Nikon D80 with 18-70mm kit lens. Or I could sell the Nikon gear and buy an E-510 twin lens kit and sell both lenses to fund a 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5.

Alternatively, I was thinking of selling everything and going for a Sony Alpha200 with 18-70 kit lens and add a macro, zoom and perhaps prime lens - I have no real idea of the cost or quality of Sony/Konica lenses though.

I enjoy macro photography and think that the Olympus' Live View would be helpful here. In camera stabilisation would also be good. I'm a little concerned that the smaller sensor means a slightly more difficult time achieving an out of focus background though, and I do really like the Tamron!

And is the D80 still worthy? I'm sure it is, but what's confusing the issue is the fact that a brand new Sony A200 + lens is over £100.00 cheaper than a refurb D80 and lens...

Before I finally pull the trigger I would appreciate all opinions/advice. :)

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