« on: May 26, 2012, 11:20:34 AM »
I have been watching with growing dismay how Canon is diverting more and more of their attention and resources to all the video crap in DSLRs which I do not need and want, rather than on creating the world's best still photo cameras, competing full blast with Nikon. I am sick and tired of the excessive market differentiation and purposful crippling of cameras even in terms of ultracheapbut useful firmware features [e.g., Auto-ISO on my 7D compared to any Nikon camera!]. I am sick and tired of constant massive price increases with little if any additional value to me as paying customer. I am sick and tired having to pay extra for every lens hood on evry non-L lens. I am sick and tired watching, that I could be using better cameras for less money had I only chosen Nikon over Canon. And it amkes me angry that I may end up having to sell my gear at a big loss, just because Canon is not able to effectively compete with Nikon any longer.I agree. I wonder if Canon is trying to position itself as a premium brand - like Apple is now, or Sony used to be in TV's and electronics. Not the super high end like Leica, but the most expensive of the general consumer gear.
And whether you like it or not: I will not ask for your permission before I complain and I will do so as long as I please and certainly as long as Canon does not finally get their act together and sells me cameras and gear that is clearly better than any competitive product or at least on par AND not more expensive.
It could be a more profitable strategy. I don't know.