Hello, So its been a few months now that I have been interested in purchasing an SLR. I have researched somewhat, but still haven't decided which camera in the end to go with. One of the models that I have been looking into is the Nikon D40, but after reading some posts here and there, it doesn't seem like the best choice now. The two companies that I would like to stick to are Canon and Nikon. Now, I know one of the questions you will ask me is: "Have you gotten the chance to handle the camera, see how it feels in your hands?" Yes, the Nikon D40, and the Canon XTi, very briefly (maybe a minute). So, what I am looking for is some good recommendations of an SLR, and why. Also, if anybody knows of a fairly good deal, that would help a lot. Cheers.