Then I bought Canon AE1 cameras and some Canon lenses.
I dabbled in digital at first with a Nikon folding Coolpix and it was a pretty good camera. But when Canon offered their first Rebel digital SLR, I bought it.
After several different Canon bodies and some good Canon lenses, I finally discovered Sony.
Now I'm a dedicated Sony user. Why?
Well, it's complicated. I discovered that in most of their cameras, image stabiliation is built into the camera body. I prefer that over having it in each lens.
I also discovered that Sony bought Minolta and some good Minolta lenses were available for Sony a-mount cameras. They are relatively inexpensive. And they work great on full frame digital body. I have a Sony a99 full frame camera.
The Sony cameras have well developed live view. When I put my eye to the viewfinder, I see what I am shooting. When I take the camera away from my eye, I see what I'm shooting on the LCD screen. It's automatic. It works everytime. I don't have to go into a menu system to turn on live view.
With my Canon 70D, I did need to go into the menu system to turn on live view.
The sensor in my Sony a6000 APS-C sensor camera is slightly larger than those in the Canon cameras. Not a big deal, but I like it.
The Sony cameras give me a photo file that is dense. It is a 6,000 by 4,000 pixel file with 350PPI density. My Canon camera provided a file of 72PPI density.
Auto focus is very fast on my Sony cameras. Canon is catching up now, but I have enjoyed faster auto focus for some time.
However, I do have one complaint - many of the Sony lenses are very expensive.