My name is Josh and I'm in the Navy, currently deployed on a tropical island in the middle of nowhere. My job in the Navy is multi-media, from photography, journalism, graphic design, to videography. I prefer photography, though, and when on my ship I'm usually one of the photographers.
From my training in the Navy, I've used only Nikon for still photography, with D70's, D80, D100, D200, D300, sometimes D2X, some other random ones, though the one I've mainly used is the D300. Add in a wide variety of lenses(I enjoyed the fisheye for creativity).
Just found this website when I decided I wanted a camera for my own use and for when I get out of the military, whether it be soon or down the road. I've been using Nikon for my whole time as a photographer in the Navy, but trying to learn if Canon might be wiser, though I prefer Nikon right now.
Currently looking at the D90 or the D300s as possibilities. I'm wanting to get a kit set up, with a flash(Either a SB-600 or 800), battery extension(for vertical shots as well), and I'm thinking of going with the Nikkor 18-200mm lense. Still trying to decide if Canon is a wiser choice, a friend of mine swears by it.
I'll probably post questions later on, but definately going to read through the posts.