Anyone else going to wait for 5D Mark V

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jayrandomer Senior Member • Posts: 1,053
Re: It wouldn't make financial sense

Digitalshooter2 wrote:

jayrandomer wrote:

Rakumi wrote:

I totally get what you are saying but this is all under the assumption that Canon continues making their lenses, just not new ones and that they stop making new bodies. And even though you are right that there are plenty of other companies with their own lenses, it is just the idea that all those Canon users of EF are left on the table. Surely a lost profit. Isnt that why this thread was started?

Canon supports the EF lens on the RF mount. The adapter isn't even that expensive.

The people who *might* be left on the table are the people with EF lenses that need a DSLR. I'm sure that's a reasonably sized market, but experience would suggest it is too small a market to justify making a DSLR from pretty much scratch.

Canon does not have to or will not make 5D V from scratch. It does not make sense.

They will use parts from R5, and 1D iii and put together a very nice 5DV with minimum R&D.

I agree.  My point was that Canon is the only company in a good position to make a successor to the 5DIV.  If they decide not to (which may have been decided, but has not been communicated to the public), no one else will.

A previous poster had speculated a third party could take over.  I find this unlikely for the reasons stated above.

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