In SG? Maybe because there are too many wanna-be pros who think that Canon + L glass will make them look pro and automagically give them great pictures. It's a bit of "monkey-see monkey-do" if you understand. They think they'll look pro, even if their pictures are awful.
However, the *real* pros actually use all sorts of cameras.
Okay lah, I can see TS point. It is actually a valid question: Why the apparent proliferation of Canon users amongst pros? Whatever our preferences, we cannot really deny this fact.
One of the reasons is that Canon came up with a lot of models that pros could actually use, many of whom were journalists. One of the popular models then was the D30? And they also came up with the 1Ds full-frame body for about 3-4 years already, something that Nikon and Sony only recently came up with.
The other reasons that I've read/heard of (but have not been able to verify??) is that Canon's lenses aren't built to be razor sharp, which is more suited for people photography?
IMHO, Nikon's golden days are over - they were undoubtedly king of film. Now is the Canon era. Opinion, nia okay? Mai work-up, hor?
And also, I don't agree that it's the person behind the camera that matters. Gear does matter as well. I think this one people debate until blue in the face before already. The wedding photographer may be using a Holga, but that's probably because he was after a certain effect. However, if a fairly conventional output is required, there's no way a lomocam will be able to produce a shot that a full-frame DSLR with f/1.2 lens can.
agree with synapseman on the point that its not always about the man behind the camera. the man compose the picture, set the effects and outcome of the picture while the equipment set/restrict the limits of the effects that the camera man wants
I guess why alot of ppl use canon could be attributed to the fact that canon got tons of lens which suit different ppl's needs better than what nikon and sony or any other brand could provide. canon i believe got the fastest frame per second body which really is super useful for sport event to capture those critical moment, and those huge aperture prime for wonder bokeh at different mm range.
camera man maybe pro but if given a 50mm f1.8 and a crop factor camera body he wouldnt be able to reproduce the same as what he would get if he got a 50mm f1.2 on a full frame camera body.
canon i believe got the fastest frame per second body which really is super useful for sport event to capture those critical moment, and those huge aperture prime for wonder bokeh at different mm range.