« on: November 20, 2014, 10:57:37 AM »
I recently picked up a Sony APS-C A6000 and confirmed that it can produce a (slightly) better image than my full frame 5D MkII. That's what six years of investment in sensor technologies can do for a company.
Sensor tech will keep evolving, but a larger sensor means less dof with the same f-stop - that'll keep "full frame" running even if "full" is just a strange reminder of the film days.It's painful as I never thought I'd feel this way as I've been a loyal Canon user for over 40 years. I've invested too many $$$'s to go through this, but what choice do I have if what I can put to better use is small, light, powerful and doesn't have a mirror-box?
No doubt Canon will make the same switch sooner or later with DO lenses and their dual pixel af. They just don't want their current customers to know and keep on selling their mirror gear until the very last second. Imho there will be a market for maybe the next decade. A lot of people don't mind about heavy and large, it implies value and craftsmanship.
My guess is that there is a ~2 years time window for Canon do something about their product policy. If Sony keeps innovating at the same speed, about that time the difference to old-school dslr gear will be so large people might really jump ship rather than talk about it.
If the ml cams cure their "childhood diseases" and develope their lens spectrum, this camery type will be an seroius opponent