Originally Posted by Gripster
Another decent choice, but to be honest, these cameras are all excellent. Technique will make a bigger difference to your photography than equipment right now. XTi/30D/D40/D80 - All offer excellent picture quality. If you can, go to a store and play with them all - see which one fits you best and feels best in your hand, then choose that camera and buy it already.
Anytime you want to go toe-to-toe with me on this, just bring it on Nikon guy.
(but you're right - this is a matter of religion not objectivity and we will go on forever.
LOL good stuff . I think i might jump over to nikon idk .