My first SLR was an old Pentax Spotmatic – it had been kicked around a lot before I ended up with it, but it was still in working condition. When I decided to buy myself a new kit, I asked a lot of questions and read a lot. It came down to either Nikon or Canon. In the end, I just played around with them in store and chose Canon because I liked the way it felt – it was a comfortable shape to hold, and I liked where all the buttons and dials were located. The Nikon design just felt a bit awkward to me. Everything was just slightly off.