I hope not to create a war. Just for discussion sake;
One day I was taking photo for my friend's wedding, I was using Nikon D80 with 18-200 VR.(I am not professional, just a back up photographer for a friend) During the shooting, a lady passed me her Canon 350D (with kit lense) to take photo for her with the couple, when I look through the view finder, I immdiately noticed that the view was very much darker as compare to my camera.
Few days later, had an opportunity to borrow a Canon 400D (it was also with kit lense), I realised also that the view finder was quite dim. Is this camera design or due to Kit lense?
This is just my curiousity to varify some observations, please don't turn into Nikon vs Canon war , please be objective to share facts that you know and please don't attack me.