No wonder Sony did not bother...

Started Feb 12, 2020 | Discussions thread
Philnw2 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,683
Re: No wonder Sony did not bother...

PWPhotography wrote:

Dan_168 wrote:

The Davinator wrote:

Jonneymendoza2 wrote:

Honestsly why did canikon not go full mirrrorless and just tell those old school dslr sports shooters to just grab the adapters to adapt there super tele lenses?

the 1dx3 and d6 should have been mirrorless cameras from the get go

Why? Because the target market for that gear does not want it.

Exactly, as a current 1Dx and A7R2 user, I upgrade my 4 year old 7R2 to 7R4 just last week mainly for backpacking/hiking/landscape, still don't quite like the body ergonomic even it's already bigger with few more buttons and joy stick controller, but there is no better sensor elsewhere for the target application i am using it for, the 7R4 + few Loxia and Voigtlander really makes a killer backpacking landscape tool, so I will just use it.

Really you want every camera body as big as heavy as 1Dx and Dx series? You will know very clearly if need to lug 2 or even 3 bodies in hiking. You are the only one I have read in entire DPR forums still want ML to be big/heavy as 1Dx/Dx format. Good luck to count on Canon to deliver such 1Dx-format ML in future.


DSLR is a dinosaur that will be extincted in a matter of few years. The only reason Canon and Nikon continue 1Dx III and D6 are because they don't have technology ready as Sony implemented in A9/II. At least Canon if not Nikon as well already announced they will only develop new RF lenses.

I am so glad that I only need to maintain one system, one format for all purposes. I am not envy on persons like you to maintain multiple systems, multiple mounts, one for each purpose. I carried 3 bodies, A7r IV, A7r III and A9 into recent trip withe one set of lenses that can share each other among bodies, that versatility and flexibility you don't have with mixed systems and mounts. Factor/ergo/handling are all personal subjective. As an owner of Canon 1D III over a decade which is basically the same factor/ergo/handling of 1Dx II, I much prefer Sony bodies' factor/ergo/handling. I also use A9 as a landscape camera that something virtually no 1Dx II and D5 owners do to lug as 2nd or 3rd bodies into trips.

Years ago, a friend in a photo club showed me his new Sony A7r series camera. I later invited him and another friend to a cafe where we could compare our dslr's to his Sony. I was frankly "blown away" by his Sony A series camera. All 3 of us were taking authorized pictures in a local pro level live performance theater. The friend and I quickly dumped our DSLRs and bought the first A7rII when they came out. Never regretted changing and couldn't imagine going back to a DSLR.

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