Quote Originally Posted by SchwinnParamount View Post
I am also interested in why professional photographers preferred Nikon over Canon by a large margin. If guessing, I would say it was because of the 12 year jump Nikon had on Canon. But Canon made such a great entry into the pro marketplace with the F-1, I am still a little bit surprised by the lack of pro adoption. Thoughts?

I think your guess is exactly correct. Nikon came first to market with a camera (and marketing campaign) aimed at working professionals. Canon were simply too late. Nikon was already too deeply entrenched and well established.