just a pro photographer here. though over the years that has included assisting, lab tech, college professor, studio manager, digital tech and pretty much anything else that will get me on a set.
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how did the pros survive before the 5D Mark III?
The camera and hardware is way down the list of requirements for a professional photo. The subject matter takes up the first 25 places
Another way to think about this:
If Canon can make larger profits with Axis, it will give Canon more money to invest back into their other business areas.
Buy a more profitable line in order to fund a less profitable line is a common business practice.
One client we used to work for decided to eliminate photo coverage of their annual weekend alumni event in favor of asking the alumni themselves to shoot it and upload via Instagram with their phones. And these clients weren't rinky dink types...one was an Ivy League university and another was one of the highest reputed medical schools in the country.
These type of clients valued immediacy so much more over anything else they completely eliminated any budget for photography at all and didn't care one iota if it was shot on a cell phone or a high megapixel camera.
Doesn't this tell you something Authenticity is more important to some clients than perfection.
Lee Iacocca said “Lead, Follow, or Get Out of The Way,” This is true of all business, not just Detroit.
i used to shoot alot of corporate and collegiate events. there was a great deal of pressure for immediacy. myself and many of my associates resisted as we preferred to work the raw files over before releasing them. many of those jobs in my area have disappeared
"... resisted as we preferred to work the raw files over before releasing them. many of those jobs in my area have disappeared" You've got to be kidding, you turned down work because you wanted perfection and your client wanted good enough
I'll be waiting for 5D4. I just don't have a need for this many MP and not enough body improvements for me to drop 5D3.
I also imagine that shooting with clients and letting them see in "real time" the first impressions of the shots on an ipad could be a great for some people.
Well... you obviously do not get it. And because you represent the needs of all photographers neither can anyone else in the world. Nor should they be intrigued to do so. And of course its impossible to imagine that greater interconnectivity would lead to any new uses of DSLR from the ones you currently have.
Everyone passes around their phone to show pictures... I'm not sure passing around a DSLR w/L lens is as likely to happen, plus the screen is sub-standard for snapshot size. O.K. so you can Wi-Fi your shots to your phone and share that way.
True. And that's why its a big let down that Canon does not give their new camera at least wifi and have the ability to auto upload to your phone/ipad/whatever or your fav photosite (and should do gps also...). This is not the "interconnectivity" Canon itself says it needs to do better.
Touchscreen is an altogether different problem. The 5D is still a prosumer and pro market camera...who may not want touchscreen to work through menus, etc.