I don't like to be asked to lend lenses. That's another reason.
I agree on this, I'm kinda anal about my equipment so don't like to lend out lenses - also to avoid getting into uncomfortable situations if there is a (minor) issue with a lens after it's returned. My best photographing friend shoots Nikon, so no issue there!
My first SLR was an old Canon EOS 50e that I got for free during a company internship; it was a company camera but it (and several others) had been sitting on the shelf since they had been using digital camera's instead for several years already. It came with a Metz flash and a kit lens. A nice gift and I was lucky to be there when they were cleaning out the old stuff.
I checked out Nikon when I decided to go digital but Canon appealed to me a little more, especially because I already had some experience with the system and the 'cleaner' design of its controls. Of course I had the Canon compatible Metz flash to boot.
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