Help me spend a few thousand dollars

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Help me spend a few thousand dollars
3 months ago

I will be in the market for a new kit to replace my d90 and would appreciate some help in piecing it together.

I will have approximately $5000 Canadian available but don't need to spend it all.

My needs are:

extreme macro

Portrait

Long zoom

Snapshots and street photography

Currently I use a d90 with an sb700,

60mm 2.8 dx macro and extension tubes, extended flash mount to point the flash down in front of the lens.

55-300 4-5.6,

35-80 kit lens

For portrait I use a second flash (old sb-70?) On lightstands and umbrellas.

I have pretty much decided on the gx7 for a body but the rest is wide open. My goal is shrinkage. I'm tired of carrying around a large heavy bag of gear so if one lens can cover multiple uses that would be great. Also to replace the cheaper kit lenses (the two zooms) with better glass is a goal.

I appreciate any suggestions you have and look forward to your experienced insight.

 groaner's gear list:groaner's gear list
Nikon D90 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 +2 more
Nikon D90 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
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