Well I’ve just bought my first Nikon after looking over the fence at the dark side for some time. I’m not unhappy with Canon or Fuji, I’m simply interested in satisfying my curiosity by exploring Nikon. I choose the D3 because its (1) built like a tank (2) it was mint which is incredibly hard to find (3) very low shutter count (4) same sensor as the D700 but better ISO and buffer/FPS (5) and the files are smaller as its only a 12 mp FF camera – larger pixels on bigger sensor so high quality and easy to deal with in LR. Here’s my first portrait shot raw edited in LR. Click for bigger.