« on: June 10, 2012, 04:11:30 AM »
When I read about the new T4i/650D I found it very interesting to learn of the new STM lenses.
I can't help but wonder whether Canon is at a crossroads with regards to its pro 1D cameras. Companies, and some individuals, have spent a lot of money on lenses for their 1Ds. Soon the 1DX will be fully released, but where does Canon go after that? Could it be that if they want to continue to add the latest innovations etc to their 1D series there may come a time, when the best L glass is no longer the best?
It would upset a lot of people of course, but if it is the only way to truly progress what other choice would they have.
What are your thoughts? Do you think within the next 5-10 years Canon may say yes L lens is great but if you want to unlock even more features of your 1D 2017 (body model - year introduced) then you will have to buy L Lens II?
At the moment they introduce new lenses, but these lenses just - or should - improve the IQ and perhaps AF etc. They do not unlock new tech within the camera as such.