The "G" stands for gelded according to Ken Rockwell, meaning something is missing like when you take the nuts off a horse. Mr. Rockewell, I do believe, sees the missing aperture ring as a disavantage, and depending on the situation it can be. One of the things I love the most about Nikons is that, compared to other brands, there is a lack of digital menus and more analog inputs or switches. Nikon DSLRs fell more like... well.. cameras imstead of digital toys.
On that note, Nikon 1 Canon 0. Not only is this my first post on the forum, it is my first post as a Nikon shooter. Yep,add one more to the list.
I'm hoping to get a big shout out from Nikodoby, as I do remember having an exange of words or two on the Canon Rumours forum. But, that was when I shot with a 40D, and the D3 was an infant(just came out). The D200 was okay, but I lusted after big white lenses ( I cried when I sold my 70-200 2.8L). Anyway, I was a Canon shooter, and then I bought a 7D. Wow... what a piece of crap. ISO 400 usable, ISO 800 forget it. And pixel thatching WTF was that! So, I decided it was time to change. I tried a 1D4, it was nice. I figuered I'd try a D3S. Sold! The more I use it the more I am impressed.
The only part that wasn't great was trading in a 7D w/ Grip, 16-35 2.8L II, 70-200 2.8L IS, 580 EX II, and 2X teleconverter, for ONE camera body and a fast 50 with no nuts(1.4G).
I need a cheaper hobby.