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Canon EOS 5D

Review Date: Aug 14, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,900.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Incredible IQ, ergonomics, ff, jpegs are very good, and nice large viewfinder after coming from the D70
Viewfinder is dim and hard to read in bright sunlight (Canon doesn't think this is a problem, but there are quite a few complaints on this one). I think slightly overpriced. Tendancy to overexpose, but that may just be me and my Nikon experience.

I was astounded at the IQ of this camera. Some of my images have a 3D look to them. Color and sharpness are excellent. Great landscape camera.

Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED AF

Review Date: Jun 14, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $499.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Very sharp, excellent color and contrast. Have a Nikkor 24mm that can't stand up to the 18-35 at the same focal length.
AF a little slow, hard to find anything wrong with this lens.

I've compared this lens to the 17-35mm on the D70 and was hard pressed to see the difference in the overall range. If you buy the 17-35, your giving away the extra $900-1000 that you could have saved buying this lens.