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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.
That may be true, but given my lack-of-expertise compared to you and others on this forum, USM/SWM is a more important factor for me, since it directly impacts how I take my photos.

Additionally, their lack of nice primes is a bit of a dealbreaker for me. It's not an issue now that I've moved into the semi-pro body range, but before when I was using a Rebel XTi, Nikon had no comparable bodies with an in-body AF motor for their AF primes.
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unlike nikon, canon doesn't typically allow lower end models to challenge its higher end ones. you can see the disparity between the non L lenses and "normal" ones in canon's line with features such as weather sealing, ud glass, and aspherical elements. or between the 1ds mkiii and the 5d mkii with af, build quality, and controls.

so in the end, you may be paying more for the nikon lenses but everything in the line is pretty much equivalent of the L lenses in canon.
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I don't care about the body that much - although the higher ISO (working) would be nice, but as someone mentioned, the K5 has that (and is a great camera).

Back to the positive side, both the 60D & the D7000 seems to be great little bodies. Not up to their big brothers, but also not at those price tags either.

I think I'm leaning a bit more to the D7000 with its focusing system, but it looks to be out of stock all over the place. What gives?

Given these are the criteria and reasons for switching i would HIGHLY consider going to a D300s or D300, even picking one up used...

Theres several reasons, but the biggest one is the D7000 is not really "Pro" level in build, a D300/D300s is, If you're doing event photography you'd even more preferably want to have TWO bodies, in case one fails....Also the D300/D300s use CF cards, which is a HUGE benefit, Also while the D700 has a nice AF system, the D300/D300s is still better, it has the same AF system as Nikon's top end models, Missed shots = Bad

On the Canon side, Go for the 7D, the 60D is really not that impressive, Terrible antiquated AF system and a lot of gimmicks.....its even less impressive now that the T3i is launched...simply not worth the price imho....and again, the 60D is NOT a pro-level body, the 7D on the other hand is in the same category as the 5DII which is sort of pro....oh and again, the 60D uses CF cards...In the Canon lineup the only bodies that can annihilate the 7D's AF performance are the 1-series bodies

SD vs CF is not just speed, CF cards are substantially more durable (unless you're an idiot and force it in the slot breaking the pins) and its more likely that the place you're going to work for is going to have more shooters using CF than SD, meaning that if something bad happens, you can also possibly borrow memory cards or etc from a fellow shooter....Also keep in mind the higher end bodies are all CF-based, so upgrading in the future might get even more costly if you have to replace a big pile of SD cards with CF cards...Whereas now getting into things you likely wont have too many

In terms of lenses, Canon has more cheap lenses with USM drives, which are in general fast and quiet to focus, Canon's fast primes are also USM-equipped whereas not all of Nikon's are, while the screw-driven AF in some Nikkors isnt slow, its usually quite loud and this might not be desireable at some functions...Depending...



I'm not trying to be mean or anything..just helping you to make a good consideration
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