This is a response to the Nikon vs. Canon discussion on the Nikon forum. As a film photographer, who once used Nikons to make a living, I preferred Nikons, going into digital. So I got a d90, and when that failed to satisfy, a d700. I used them for about a year. I never liked either one of them. There were way too many menu choices on the Nikons. Things like in camera retouching. In fact, they put every thing they could think of on the menus of the digital Nikons. It was so confusing, that I kept one set to B&W, one to color. I could not (no, I am not retarded) switch from B&W to color without a lot of problems finding the right settings on the menu. This was ridiculous! Why not a simple switch on the camera for something so basic. No, I had to immerse myself in a ridiculous menu without end. Finally, I got so fed up with the Nikons, that I bought a Canon 5D2. Wow! So simple and easy to use. The things that took endless fiddling on the D700, were easy on this Canon. Simple switching from B&W to color was instantaneous. You didn't even have to look at the manual. Everything was as easy as it should have been. I was very happy with the Canon. I bought a second 5D2 body and an adapter for my Nikon lenses. I sold the Nikon bodies. Fortunately they had a pretty good resale value, so I did not lose that much. Little by little I have been selling those Nikon lenses, keeping only the lenses that would be good for my wonderful Nikon FM3 film camera. About six months into the Canon digital cameras I am very happy with them.