My dad sent me this Costco ad http://tinyurl.com/ofk2as for a Rebel T1i as he is ready to get into DSLRs. I have a D80. I think he needs to get either the D90 or the Canon equivalent of the D90. I read most of these threads and I haven't heard anybody talking up a Rebel. I started a thread last year asking how the Canons slot with the Nikons, but I don't have the search option. How do the 40D and 50D match with the Nikon D80 and D90? Thanks OTAP!