1. Is it like comparing between a Mercedes S Class and a BMW 7 series? (both are top-of-the-line automobiles in the same genre. Its the personal preferences that distinguishes them) 2. Whenever I randomly flip thru a photography mag, its mostly dominated by Nikon. Is it just a preset tag? I understand it is the person/eye/exposure behind the equipment that matters, but the above query is to clarify if there is some mettle in the so-called 'elitist Nikon' attitude!! PS: I'm looking for an unbiased response!