What would give me sharpest results if I came over to Nikon?

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What would give me sharpest results if I came over to Nikon?
Dec 29, 2008

I am considering coming over from OLY as I just purchased my dream lens, the 35-100 f2, but my E-3 body has unrepairable focus issues. I could get another body, but I am considering just moving to Nikon. I will have very limited funds, so I needed to check on two possible setups for the time being.

I primarily shoot stage actor's headshots, as I am one myself. I shoot tight vertical and horizontal, some 3/4, and want an extremely blurred out background... nice, narrow DOF with the eyes, nose, lips sharp, and the rest falling off a bit.

I would have to start out with VERY limited equipment... A body, a lens, a flash

Which would give me the best results... as described above?

D700 with a 85mm f/1.8D? Is this 85mm on the D700? approx $2700

D300 refurb with a 24-70mm? approx $2900

D300 refurb with a 105mm f/2 AF-D? approx $2400

I can only get about 3K for my current gear, and would be VERY limited in getting more to go with that at this point. Just wanted to get some feedback about settups between the D300 with a great lens, and a D700 with a good lens.

'Talent does what it can. Genius does what it must.'

E-3, HLD-4 grip, BlackRapid Strap, 35-100mm f2, FL-50, Lowepro
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