MarioV: "If you're one of those people leaving comments along the lines of 'too expensive!' and 'Canon has lost its way' then rest assured - this product isn't for you."
Well said. Unfortunately, it didnt stop the moaning. A lot of people have a massive sense of entitlement and are the centre of the universe.Nice try though.
I almost dreaded surfing downwards after reading that line. But it was a good reminder of why I don't bother much anymore.
Richard Franiec: Something is amiss in bashing Canon strategy. In the last few years they’ve develop and produced several exceptional lenses in 200-400, 100-400, 70-200, 24-70, 16-35 and 11-24 ranges. These lenses are the main envy of competitor and aftermarket manufacturers alike. They serve cameras from EOS M to the latest, highest resolution FF DSLR from Canon. The level of integrity within EOS system is possibly the highest there is.
From what I understand, Canon doesn’t bleed the money to produce flashy and trendy cameras and I don’t blame them for being a little reluctant about MILC’s since the DSLR’s provide a steady profit. Not that they are not doing anything about that, I think. They will step in when needed, at the right time, and capture their lion share of the market as they’ve always done.
As Mr. Maeda noted in interview, there is a competition between the branches in Canon development area and, consequently, the company will support the projects which will solidify their dominance.
Some people always bash the top dog. Canon utterly dominate the pro field, which says more about their gear and strategy than people whining about 'banding' issues or whatever else they've got on photographic forums.
ThatCamFan: If the people arent working fast enough to keep up in the industry, perhaps some should be let go.
Given Canon's share of the market, I don't think they have anything to worry about. Excellent cameras, excellent lenses.
Holding a nice steady course.
Reinhard136: excellent news, valuing culture like that. the British of course will not want to be accused of being hypocritical, so they will be packing the Elgin Marbles in cases for return right now ......
25 years! Time has flown by
BaldCol: Sorry, if it's not being offered on a monthly subscription I'm not interested.
Jahled: Word was sales were very poor. A strange beast the 1Dc, never quite figured it out as a DSLR or a footage camera at that price
Sort of, though to be honest any video off that camera would seem like a bit of an overkill. Who shoots 4K wedding videos, and what's the point without a big bag of specialist gear and lenses? Dedicated film cameras would be much easier to work worth. And if it is a specialist film camera, i've never understood the point of being a sports camera as well. As I said a strange beast, ludicrously overpriced.
Word was sales were very poor. A strange beast the 1Dc, never quite figured it out as a DSLR or a footage camera at that price
bwana4swahili: If Canon became an innovator again and produced some great product, they'd see an improvement. But it looks like they're stuck in 1990's mode for the foreseeable future...
My 1DX's are pretty far out. 12 shots a second full frame! Woo
WordsOfFarewell: I bet it's because Sony and Nikon upped their game significantly so people rather buy their stuff. Would be interesting to get their numbers as well.
No, I should imagine it's because less cameras are being sold regardless of brand. Your average joe doesn't give a hoot about 'banding issues,' or whatever it is people argue about on camera forums, when their phones take good enough photographs of their supper for Facebook.
dav1dz: Nikon acknowledges problem, people are angry. Nikon promises free fix, people are angry. Nikon replenishes stock, people are angry.
People can't be happy.
I meant that as an innocent enough remark. If a manufacturer (of anything) releases a product with a fault, lots of subsequent uproar, and then does exactly the same thing again, people are going to be angry. It's a completely natural reaction, and indicates not all is well with the manufacturer if they keep on releasing defective products. Not meant as a Nikon bash, that sort of thing is pointless
Hasn't this just happened with another Nikon camera though? So it's happened again.
People are understandably angry.
Artistico: Sony is really becoming a major player in the camera market with the innovations and releases of the last few years. If I go back to full frame again some day, it might just be a Sony. The future release of a stabilised A7s II will be particularly tempting.
For innovations they're leaving Canon and Nikon for dust; though that's about it. Which is the oddest thing about Sony.
Breathtaking! Awesome capture
Rooru S: Alright! Time to make a new comparison between the Nikon 80-400, Sony 70-400 and the new 100-400. Previously, the Canon was no match for the new lenses, but this promises a lot! I'm not a Canon shooter, but I can tell this is a good thing for all brands shooters (Prices will definitely go lower)
Sony's lenses lacked good cameras to put on the end of them though, which they still do. A bit of a design flaw
Yay! Time to pre-order
W5JCK: A grip won't help the crappy IQ from the G7 X.
Needs more 5K video
Because it looks fun :)
I seem to remember owning a Delkin Devices card with 'as used by NATO' on it. It seemed like serious stuff. I wonder who I gave that to :)