Probably so. Nikon and Leica have more of a fan (or cult) following. My guess is that the almost folklore-like stories associated with Nikon and Leica users of yesteryear have fueled the following. Stories about Life Magazine's Leica-toting photographers and Vietnam war photographers shooting in the bomb-infested jungles with their Nikon F's turned these cameras into legends. Other than the recent era of sports shooters with their "white" Canon lenses or the ocassional wedding photographers shooting with their EOS 1D Mark whatevers, Canon doesn't really have that much of a cult following. Yes, there are a few who swear by their old Caonon rangefinders, but a quick look at their resale prices compared to Nikon or Leica rangefinders of the same period will tell the story. while Canon made fantastic film cameras (like their old F1 series), there seemed to be more "war stories" about Nikons and Leicas.
Originally Posted by alanrockwood
I have been a Nikon fan for over 25 years, but I would love to own a Contax RTS III with some Zeiss glass someday. While I'm at it, I would also like an Olympus OM3 with a few Zuiko primes! I wouldn't even mind owning a Minolta 9 or a Pentax LX for that matter!
p.s. My first 35mm camera was a Pentax K1000 back in the late 1970's. I was happy with it until I started working as an assistant to a pro photographer who informed me that if I was serious about photography I needed to get a Nikon. He used Nikons to record the war in Vietnam, therefore I believed he knew what he was talking about, so I followed his advice!
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