Newbie to Nikon, D7000 & Lenses?????

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Newbie to Nikon, D7000 & Lenses?????
Nov 1, 2010

OK. I am seriously thinking about switching to Nikon...
I am NOT a Canon fan.
I am looking for friendly advice and am not trolling or otherwise!! :> )

Sorry for some basic questions...... I have done some homework, but need some NIKON users opinions before I go any futher.
THANKS in advance for idea's, direction, opinions!

I know the D7000 is new, but it seems to have the features I want and be in the range I want to be in.....
For lenses I was thinking:
16-85 f/3.5 AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
70-300 f/4.5 AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

For Flash, I was going to look at the Metz 48, but it seems to be discontinued, so I would be open to suggestions, info....

OK, so what am I shooting?? Mostly event shooting, both indoor and outdoor.

Currently using:

Olympus E30 (E620 for a backup), with the 12-60mm f2.8-4.0, 14-54mm 2.8-3.5, 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 and Sigma 30mm f1.4. I have both the OLY and Metz Flashes.

Why I am contemplating switching??
E5 Absurd high price for what you get, so poor upgrade path.
Slow low light performance. (are the above Nikon lenses good choices?)
Concern over future of Olympus path.

Thanks again!!!

 luigibenet's gear list:luigibenet's gear list
Olympus PEN E-PM2 Olympus E-M1 Olympus E-M5 II Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro +4 more
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