« on: March 14, 2014, 05:11:14 PM »
The 'pro' mini-medium format already exists - it's the Pentax 645D or a D800/e/A7r setup. The Leica S2/S3 system isn't what I would call a pro setup - there are a few pros shooting S2/S3, but they're not common, and they tend to shoot Hasselblad HC lenses with the adapter.
Wealthy enthusiasts have high expectations on the post-sales service. You're not selling these cameras at Ritz or Best Buy. This is what the Hasselblad Lunar, Stellar and HV are targeted at, but it's a mixed bag - re-branded Sony gear and all.
Canon can't create a market that doesn't leverage existing wares. Or better put, they work conservatively and refuse to push the edge. They 'could' purchase the Sony chip like Nikon and put it into a body, but they don't. Ditto the 33mmx44mm chip, it's 'possible' but they'd be grilled if it didn't perform as folks expected, didn't work with their existing wares, etc. There's always a problem.
Canon has an issue it hasn't figured out how to manage. It has a small percentage of customers who demand that their needs be serviced at a cheap price point. This small percentage is common among all camera makers - people bitch about the Hasselblad and Phase stuff all the time - though it comes down to 'can I see a difference for the price'. Enjoy what you have, if it doesn't do what you need it to, change to what will. Don't have enough money to do it? Figure out a way to make it work - that is what professional photographers are paid to do - troubleshoot and solve problems.