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If by "crippled mount", you mean they lack an in-body AF motor,

D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D5000.
Yup, that's what I mean. Thanks!
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Do you know from 1st hand experience - do you own one?

Yes I do.. I absolutely love it! Im getting good images up to 3200 ISO which current canon crop bodies are lacking and produce more noise at that level. 6fps shooting really makes a difference too.

It's build quality is stupendous. I've already dropped it onto concrete from 2ft high and other than a few scuffs nothing happened! definately a tough camera!

And btw I also owned the 60d for a little while then returned it.. the ergonomics were great but I couldn't justify spending that much on a plastic body with poor weather sealing which is important to me.

All in all you can't go wrong any current dslr..it ultimately boils down to preference, budget and quality of the lenses at the end.. everything else is merely just nitpicking
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.. everything else is merely just nitpicking
This is one of the truer lines that I've heard when it comes to photography. I love how people talk about the numbers, but really doesn't mean that much when all is said and done.
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Actually ended up with the D7000.
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60D is slightly cheaper, at least here in Canada.

I love my D7000. Magnesium bodies really do feel much more solid, weather sealing is a definite plus. ISO performance is AWESOME for a DX body, the AF system is fast with both AF and AF-S glass, button layout is a work of art, very much like the pro bodies.

SD cards are not an issue if you buy good quality cards. Burst speed is more than enough for any enthusiast.

I'm gonna be honest, I haven't fully mastered my body yet. But one things for sure, it's ages better than any consumer bodies I've handled and owned (D40, D80), and just as solid as the old-school film bodies (F4, F5).

Yes, you're going to pay the Nikon tax on the glass. But hey, get over it, photography is gonna cost you an arm and a leg anyways.
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Actually ended up with the D7000.
Nice, I've had some face time with the D7000 and it's a work of art.
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Nice, I've had some face time with the D7000 and it's a work of art.
That's the truth. I actually switched from Canon to Nikon just because the D700's build, ergonomics and AF is light years ahead of the 5d MK2 and I'm coming off L lenses and a 1ds MK2.

I wouldn't worry about older screw AF lenses. Nikon hasn't released a new AF-D lens since 1999. Even if you want an AF-D lens, there's a comparable AF-S version of it.
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That's the truth. I actually switched from Canon to Nikon just because the D700's build, ergonomics and AF is light years ahead of the 5d MK2 and I'm coming off L lenses and a 1ds MK2.

I wouldn't worry about older screw AF lenses. Nikon hasn't released a new AF-D lens since 1999. Even if you want an AF-D lens, there's a comparable AF-S version of it.
Yeah, but the 5DII still leaves a lot to like, such as higher res., video, ergonomics (as good as Nikon's IMO) and reasonable lens/accessory prices. Honestly, if I had the money I would DUAL BOOT - Nikon and Canon.
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Yeah, but the 5DII still leaves a lot to like, such as higher res., video, ergonomics (as good as Nikon's IMO) and reasonable lens/accessory prices. Honestly, if I had the money I would DUAL BOOT - Nikon and Canon.
There's always this.

But on a more serious note, I do admit I have a love for Nikon's bodies as well. It's just their lens selection never appealed to me. If they would incorporate more SWM lenses into their consumer lenses, I'd be willing to jump ship as well.
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Yeah, but the 5DII still leaves a lot to like, such as higher res., video, ergonomics (as good as Nikon's IMO) and reasonable lens/accessory prices. Honestly, if I had the money I would DUAL BOOT - Nikon and Canon.
The big giant elephant in the room is that video and it's definitely a game changer in the cinematography world. The resolution is nice, but since I changed from boring weddings to exiting concert photography that are mostly for blogs, it won't matter for me.

However, I'd have to disagree with you on ergonomics. The button placement (I can finally check dof while holding teles!), the viewfinder (the text is almost twice as large/bright on the d700), and the shutter/aperture dials (i always had to plunge my right thumb into my right cheek to change aperture on canons). Too many to list here to be honest. The biggest factor was definitely the rich VF on Nikons, though. I don't even look at the top-deck LCD anymore to check my settings, I can see everything from the VF.

On the flip side, the 5d2 is a lot lighter and the d700 is a quite a literal tank. And it is a big point.

An interesting note is when I attend a meet with a circle of photographers and discuss our latest aquirements from the monstrous Pentax 645d (extremely jealous!) to down to the t1i, no one talks moans about image quality or resolution, the talk always comes down to which is easier to use. For me, it was Nikon by leaps and bounds.

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There's always this.

But on a more serious note, I do admit I have a love for Nikon's bodies as well. It's just their lens selection never appealed to me. If they would incorporate more SWM lenses into their consumer lenses, I'd be willing to jump ship as well.
I think the low end lenses are about the same in price from both companies. You might tout that Canon has USM on consumer stuff, but Nikon has low-dispersion glass and aspherics on even the $100 18-55 kit lens.

I thought long and lost sleep over switching, had a 5d2 on loan from a friend for over 3 months, same with the d700. It was even harder because I was so deep into the Canon system. However, Nikon it was. At the end of my first departure from an SLR system, I came to the conclusion that Nikons are designed by photographers, and Canons are designed by engineers. Not that either system is any worse, their large user base attest to that.
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