Do you think Canon will take on the A7?

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
Symtex Regular Member • Posts: 474
Re: Do you think Canon will take on the A7?

David Hull wrote:

jimzenglish wrote:

Ok this is probably complete conjecture but do you think or would you welcome Canon doing a competitor to the A7 and coming out with a mirrorless full frame body to use with it's existing lenses?
It just seems like a natural progression for Canon, Sony is coming out with some great new concepts like the A7 but it's lenses are either not up to the job or extremely expensive. And alot of photographers like myself want to stay in the Canon ecosystem because of existing glass and brand preference etc.

I have a EOS M which is ok but I still would prefer a full frame version of it, just think you slap a 1.4 or 1.8 50mm on and you've got a awesome compact full frame camera to use for street shooting etc. I think Canon would do really well with it and alot of existing Canon users with 7Ds, 5Ds etc would get the body as an addition for when size was an issue for travelling etc.
Just welcome any feedback on that.

If they do, I hope that they can find something better to do in terms of the ergonomics than what we find with the A7. I played with that a bit the other day in a Sony store and I find it quite uncomfortable to use. I am sure there will be plenty who disagree so just log it as my opinion. I will say that it appears to be quite a nice camera though.

If you have use a Canon all your life, it does feel weird. I don't particularly like the shutter button. All things aside, you do get used to it.

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Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105L, EF 100-400L , Sony A7r, Sony FE 55mm F1.8

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