OK for those who have seen me post regularly, you know I shoot Canon. I won't rehash the whole story of how I came into Canon, only that my Minolta was stolen and it was the new option for me at the time. I have stuck doggedly to Canon not for some fan-boy reason, but because when you sink $1600 into an outfit, you usually want it to last. But recently I finished up a set of photos for my niece and toward the end of the shoot (the reception of her wedding done in a dimly lit area) some of the final photos were total garbage. Out of focus, focused in the wrong spot, etc. But while doing this I remembered a specific issue I have always had with the Canon line from the 1Ds to the 70D. There are times when in any mode, from full on auto to full manual, the friggin thing simply wont fire. Push the shutter all I want. Slam it, hit it, yell at it, threaten it with a shotgun, nothing works. it simply won't shoot. I missed quite a few shots because of this issue. I have tried every setting, changing settings, reset the camera, pull all batteries, blah blah blah. Does Nikon have this issue? is there some mysterious "we know better than you" programming in the Nikon that keeps the camera from firing if it simply doesn't like the settings? or is this simply a Canon thing? I have noticed that the Fuji isn't susceptible to this. Hence why I think I may have to re-consider Canon overall.