Do you think Canon will take on the A7?

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
NewForce Senior Member • Posts: 1,263
Re: Canon has the following problems to consider…...

NeilSDPR wrote:

Firstly whilst we on hear are usually enthusiasts, there are an awful lot of folks who have now bought into another system, be it Fuji, Sony ,or M43

They have generally done so for lightweight/travel kit reasons

indeed I now own just two bodies, a 1DX, and an OMD1

So Canon is basically loosing sales to existing customers

This is further exasperated by Sigma starting to produce better and cheaper lenses which can compete with some L glass at the short end, and Tamron with the introduction of the 150-600which will surely have an impact on sales of not only the existing 100-400 But also any mark 2 if ever released

Every Sigma, Tamron,Tokina, Zeiss sale for a Canon dslr is a Canon sale lost, and I am not too confident that canon understands that, as a 50mm and 500 f5.6 are at least a decade overdue for replacement or introduction

The next bit of kit I buy from canon will most likely be the 7d replacement, so it may be some wait

Your observations quite wrong. I can tell basically there's some fall into "nobody and somebody syndrome". Well that's other story I'll not go into debate here.

Majority Canon users purchased and uses only original lenses. This is because most people have more confident on Canon IQ and trusted their lenses reliability as a whole camera system, even if they are more expensive. If they couldn't find their need within Canon offering, then only they look for 3rd party alternative.

Only minority enthusiast users buy into 3rd party lenses, when they look for better value for money, or special developed range lenses that Canon not offering.

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