« on: September 19, 2014, 06:00:51 AM »
I really like the Sony cameras. Not just the IQ but the form and the way they work.
I am going traveling for 5 months through South america and doing a stint in the Amazon. My Canon gear 5DMKIII 24-105mm L and 70-300mm L is perfect for the trip but weighs 3kg when you add the rest of my gear its a lot and its not exactly discrete. So I was looking at buying a smaller system, as I already have the Nex5n and really like it Sony was the obvious choice.
But try swapping out your lenses… The camera bodies are great and weigh nothing but the zeiss lenses don't come close to the canon counterparts. Especially the Zooms not so much the primes, first choice was the A7 because the 24mp is more than enough for me, but the kit lens… soft, the 24-70 F4 Zeiss, from samples I've seen shouldn't be waring that badge for £1000!! The 70-200mm F4 also not a bad lens but not stellar, also over £1000! To replace for a travel system you need £3000 and the lenses are bang middle of the road. Only benefit is the weight the whole kit, weighs in at 1.5kgs the A7 and 24-70mm weighs less than the 5DMKIII body alone then the 24-105mm is another 670g. So half the weight.
Putting a metabones adapter on for me is pointless because they aren't reliable and the AF is so slow its unusable for anything but static subjects.
Instead of focusing on a high MP camera for 9k that is in a difficult competition they should just go all out and add the very best of EOS to a FF mirrorless and steal the whole market. Stick the 6D or 5DMKIII sensor in a small body with a good EVF mid range performance and the ability to use EF lenses and it will sell like hotcakes take the whole market. Thats where the money is for Canon not in a high MP body imo. Sell it for £1500 no brainer for a lot of people.
I love my 5DMKIII for commercial work, because it works and the IQ is great but when I'm shooting for myself the weight really is a pain!!! Canon have nothing that is portable, the 100D, EOS M 700D etc nice little cameras but that sensor is just awful it was poor when it was announced 5 years ago and is currently not competitive the 20.2mp is a little better but not good, pretty much everything on the market has better IQ and noise performance. The 6D, great camera crippled by AF not much smaller than the 5DMKIII and like 150g less weight, IMO pointless swapping out a 5DMKIII for one.
You are all saying Canon aren't in the position with new sensor tech but the 18mp, 20mp and 22mp FF sensors only reside in one camera respectively, which is bad economy surely? They have milked that 18mp sensor and it was poor so why not milk the better sensors? stick them in some other cameras.
I might be in the minority, but at least then there is a little bit of evolution in the canon camp and more options for canon users that want to stay in the camp.