well im getting my first dSLR and while deciding between the xt and the d70/80 @ bestbuy i noticed the Nikon focus dial was extremely close to the body of the camera. I thought that alone was F'n fantastic. I've only used canon before and im pretty sure that was the first nikon in my hands.
Now im not one to buy all nikon brand lenses because of the prices. I mean i can save $200+ on the same type of lense by gettin a sigma or tamron. SO my main question is, is the great placement of the focal dial only on Nikon Brand glass or all lenses that fit Nikon cameras?