Thanks B. an L.
I have also had the XTi for a period of time(now my neice's) and the images from that were excellent.
So I have not disqualified the 40D from my shopping list...
However, I genuinely cannot see myself needing live-view as I prefer to use the VF and review my takes on my 22" LCD desktop. Also all that viewing and stuffing around with live-view would actually stop me taking pictures when I'm travelling as well as deplete the battery.
I tend to think that body based stabilization, live-view are things which would require expensive servicing/repairs, should they SU. Personally, my FM2 and FA are brilliant in this regard as they still function like new after 25+ years! No hassles at all.
The holy-grail in my book of cameras is to get simplicity as well as utter reliability in the digital domain come Christmas 2007!
Is the D200 that camera?
I hope so because my cash is ready to pounce and my right index finger is ready for action @ 5FPS(if necessary!)
Great chatting to you guys and thank you for taking the time ...
L. I appreciate your "trust" in Nikon...however, I just know that some things tend to get brushed under the carpet occasionally.
It does sound like the "Banding" has been disbanded as you say...