I'm someone who has been taking photographs for many years. My first camera was a 35mm Fuji when I was about fifteen, which I still have to this day. For my 21st birthday, I was gifted a 35mm Canon EOS 600 which took an absolute pounding until the shutter gave out. Following on came some other second-hand EOS bodies until I bought a Canon 10D. My first serious digital camera. This lasted for quite a while until I upgraded to a 1D MKIII, although now long in the tooth, is my main camera body.
As you can see, I have been a dedicated follower of Canon, but have over the years used may different brands of lenses. This I have found to be a stupid idea and now only use "L" series lenses apart from the 50mm F1.8 lens I have, which to be honest, is outstanding for its money.
As well as some truly beautiful lenses and bodies, I have also amassed quite a collection of Studio equipment which allows me to dabble indoors. Look at some of the galleries/albums for examples.