I know, not another Canon vs Nikon thread.
I've always been a Canon guy (amateur). I started with the AE-1 about 20 years ago, then the Rebel EOS and now I have a D60. Lately I've been looking to upgrade. I've had my eye on the 5D for quite some time, because of the full frame sensor. I miss wide angle shots. My lenses are outdated also, so I was going to upgrade them too.
I had my mind made up to get the 5D, then it happened. I met a guy who happened to have a Nikon D200 with him. I took a brief look at it, and I was really impressed. I liked the way it felt, and how everything was laid out, much better then the 5D I looked at.
I started doing research on Nikon (not being familiar with their system), and came across their newest body, the D300. Though not yet released, I'm really considering jumping over to Nikon, and pre-ordering it. Also impressive is their 18-200mm lens. That and their 12-24mm, for the wide angle shots I've been missing, is all I need. Well those and the always fun 10.5mm Fisheye.
I have yet to push the button, so I thought I'd get some input from CPF'ers. Any Canon users that switched to Nikon? Anyone considering the D300? Also, anyone have a small sensor Nikon using the 12-24mm lens? I know it's not quite as wide as a full frame using a 14mm, but how does it compare quality wise? I wonder if Nikon will be coming out with a 10-22mm similar to Canon's. That would be equivalent to a 15mm on full frame. Then I'd be sold on Nikon in a heart beat.
Thanks in advance.