TN Args: The number of people whose photographs will actually improve from having a 44mm sensor instead of, say, a 22mm m43 sensor or a 30mm APSC sensor, is miniscule. The number who THINK it will improve, is huge.
When you put the A7r on its dedicated 70-200 f4 stabilised lens, its size and weight is almost indistinguishable from a Canon 6D on the EF 70-200 f4 L IS, because the L lens is actually smaller and lighter than the Sony lens. So the Sony owner now has a camera/lens combo that is no smaller and lighter but relatively pathetic at focusing. This is progress? This is a 'game changer'?
Put a Panasonic GX7 on its 35-100 f2.8 (yes, 2.8) lens next to an A7 on its 70-200 f4 and you will LAUGH. Then put the 6D combo next to the other two and you will CRY.
The number of people whose photographs will actually improve from having PDAF instead of CDAF is much smaller than the number of people whose photographs will actually improve from having a 135 format sensor instead of a m43 or APS-C; weird you'd dismiss the value of one while fixating on the other.
'Liking isn't helping'... and neither is running an ad campaign.
This message would've been much more powerful had it come from actual volunteers being interviewed rather than an organization wasting their time and resources photoshopping images to convince *other people* to actually do something.
Cane: Why does making a camera look like a fake retro 1960's knockoff hailed as beautiful? So you want your HD tv to come in an oak cabinet?
Because cameras back in the '60s and '70s were beautiful. You see the same thing with fountain pens, which aesthetically resemble century-old designs much more than they do a cheap Bic pen.
It might come as a shock to the Apple generation, but not everyone is crazy about rounded corners and smooth surfaces everywhere. An aesthetic, if I might add, that also originated back in the '60s, it just didn't catch popularity 'til last decade.