So for all of you who dont know who i am, my name is nathan and I am going to school for a digital photography degree. My school has four large studios open for shooting along with a "digital darkroom" which has four high-end epson printers. I plan on going into a portrait geared career. I really dont have too much experience in shooting people but am learning quite a bit about studio lighting applied to portraiture. At my school, the entire photography department is canon based which leaves me an outcast. All of the professors with the exception of one and 99% of the students shoot canon. So my question is somewhat of an "age old question"... is canon better than nikon when shooting people? Most of my teachers have been somewhat biased towards canon, telling me that nikon just doesn't cut it... but there are others who have shot nikon all their lives up until digital's emergence where they switched to canon. One reason for their switch to canon my teachers have given me is that they claim that canon has the digital edge while nikon has a small advantage on glass quality. I dont plan on switching to canon, ever, but I can't help but wonder what all the craze is about at my school. The few students I have known who shoot nikon have recently been switching to canon. I have a feeling that one reason the switch was fairly easy for them is that they did not have very much of an investment in nikon glass. So all biases and brand loyalty aside, what do you guys think? Is there an actual advantage in canon?