i personally have a canon 1dmki with 70-200 f/4 lens, but i do like to borrow a 100-400 f/4-5.6 lens when i can. the extra reach is definitely helpful.
that is a good body to shoot with, you can find them for super cheap now. just make sure the lens you are talking about is nice quality. thats where most of the quality comes from. post a link to the lens or something
also might be worth looking into the d70s over the d70, shouldn't be too much more money
In NJ, I shoot with a 300. You're not gonna need any more than a 300 on the east coast.
I rock a D40x with 70-300VR. Looking to upgrade to a D300/D300s when I get the chance. I'm not really worried about the video, so if I can get a good price on a D300, thats fine with me. I'd love to go D700/D3 for full frame, but can't justify spending that unless I win the lottery. I wanna get a 300 f/2.8.
Fatoldguy. If you put it to a DX crop, the D3 hits 11 fps. Still at 8mp, which is plenty for any shoot.
I'm not sure about Nikon, but I've been shooting with a Canon 50D and 100-400L 4.5-5.6. Also, monopods are good, but I've found that having a tripod really helps because you can actually let go of the thing and don't have to hold onto it the whole time. Such a pain to only have one hand to grab stuff out of ur camera bag or something like that.
The D-200 is quick, feature filled, and solid. The D-70s isn't bad either. Nikkor lenses, 50mm f1.2, 20-80mm zoom, and an 80-300 zoom. Since the D-200 is a 10 mgpx camera, I usually crop with very good results and the image doesn't suffer too much. The D70s is only about a 7-8mgpx camera, but I keep it as a back up.