Ok.... so for those of you who don't know, I recently lost ALL of my equipment. Long story short we were shooting some surfing promo shots for my buddies board company, and everything is now somewhere underwater near Palm Beach. :cry: BUT............. the good news is I had everything insured! So, now I am waiting for the check, patiently (not really!!), and have come to a cross roads. I have always been a Canon shooter, since I picked up a camera 10 years ago, but now, I have the option to change teams per se. I am seriously impressed with the D300, and am contemplating switching to Nikon. The ability to get 8fps, 12 mp and the +-5 EV is just amazing! Tomorrow I am going to my local shop and going to shoot with it and make sure I even like the controls and all. But, given I don't hate the controls and the feel of it, my questions are: 1) If you could either shoot a Canon 40D or a Nikon D300, which would you (if you were in the same situation as I am)? 2) And to all you Nikon shooters out there: What is the equivalent to "L" glass in the Nikon system? I heard it was the Nikkor branded lenses, is this true? P.S. I don't care about re-learning a system or new controls, doesn't really bother me at all.