>Wow, i couldn't do ANYTHING with gloves on this thing except >shutter button.
I don't think you would find much difference on other Nikon's. My D200 is the same way, and it has a similar control layout to the D300/D700 models. I was in the Colorado Rockies Sept. a year ago and found myself freezing my hands on the camera and tripod early in the morning.
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