Canon and Nikon dominate the photo world, but I don't understand why.

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John1940
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Re: Canon and Nikon dominate the photo world, but I don't understand why.
In reply to peevee1, 9 months ago

peevee1 wrote:

ultimitsu wrote:

jidery wrote:

I don't understand why Canon and Nikon dominate with their lack of innovation.

You are wrong if you think they lack innovation.

Innovation is not just what they launch over the last 12 month, it is what they have, collectively as a system, over their competitors. You should recognise that they both have huge amount of competitive edge over everyone else. That did not happen by magic, they were all innovations.

You seem to be redefining meaning of innovation.

For example, every lens that they have and their competitors dont, is an innovation at some point of time which their competitors still has not caught up. Both Nikon and Canon have complete line up of 200/2, 300/2.8, 400/2.8, 500/4, 600/4. You think they are easy to design and to manufacture?

Yes, pretty easy, nothing truly innovative in them. But so few people actually buy those, if you have small market share, the fixed costs of producing such lenses will never pay for themselves. People who buy Rebels (making up absolute bulk of DSLR purchases) don't buy those lenses either, so their availability makes absolutely no difference for them.

To some extent you are right but what's the cheapest way to get a really sharp zoom lens that tops out at over 300mm for Canon? Buy a 70-200 L lens and use a current 18MP Rebel, or the new 70D. If you really want to get the most out of the 70-200 L lens, you can buy a 6D body later. (I may run out of "laters" at 73 but Canon seems to have its hooks in me.)

Yesterday, however, I did not buy a new LED desk lamp even though it was advertised to last 22 years, so I must be getting smarter. EOS L lenses retain their value much longer than cheaper ones, and Rebel bodies  lose resale value in a hurry. Fortunately, they are not expensive.

If Canon and Nikon had to rely only on 1Dx and D4, they would be smaller than Leica now, if not bankrupt altogether.

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