You see, Canon system owners will stay loyal to protect their prior investment. Likewise Oly, Nikon, Pentax, etc.Originally Posted by mpenza
To a newbie, you want to start into a system that gives you the most choices. Even CANON uses it in their advertising. i quote: "With access to over 50 of Canon's superb EF lenses, ...."
So, it IS an important consideration.
I have 2 (count them, 2) Nikkors. That's all. But because of the backward and forward compatibility, I can mount my uncle's old nikkors, and he can mount my new ones.