I might also add one more reason, though not considered when I began, it's the adaptability of other system lenses to Canon EF
Joined Jan 2011
Joined Jan 2008
Location: Royal Oak, MI
The 5D "classic".
Passion - Dedication - Inspiration (and some gear)
Joined Nov 2010
Brand loyalty.. Although I've had some point and shoots ( even film) that were other brands- I've used almost always Canon- 95% of the time. The one Nikon P&S digital that I had- could never figure it out... Even at work, most that own a DSLR now own Canons.. Those few that own Nikon- are trying to sell their Nikon's to buy a Canon. Yeah, I know, reality- neither is going to make them an award winning photog, but I prefer the Canon's..
EOS 5D III, EOS 7D,EOS Rebel T4i, Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, Canon 24-105L, Canon 18-135 IS STM, 1.4x TC III, 2.0x TC III, Σ 50mm f/1.4, Σ 17-50 OS, Σ 70-200 OS, Σ 50-500 OS, Σ 1.4x TC, Σ 2.0x TC, 580EXII(3), Canon SX-40, Canon S100
Cream of the Crop
Gallery: 26 photos
Best ofs: 4
Joined Dec 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Because Canon was first to the party with a 21MP sensor that could rival MF film, and had the tilt-shift lenses to go with it for stitching. Basically, they had the best sensor back in 2007, before the Exmor existed.