I guess I feel on this "Christmas Morning" CES Opening I got a piece of coal from dear old Santa Canon.
The movie kids and the point-n-shoot kids are all happy, and I guess thats all good and well. I could have used one glimmer of hope. Maybe a mock-up 5D Mark III behind glass - dont even have to talk specs - just some sort of promise. And new glass of course. A 24-70 II on the end of it would have sent the Canon DSLR world spinning. It did not even have to work; the mystery would have been enough.
Note to Canon - I am not beyond the point-of-no-return with my lens investment. So while this life-long Canon guy (from the 1970's film days of F1's) finds the idea of Nikon repulsive, I am also no stranger to change and lost opportunity. Floods and Tsunami's aside, waiting 9 months to Photokina for a maybe holiday release... that is quite concerning. Is Canon losing the battle? Are they the next Kodak? (of course not). But I am watchful if Nikon delivers a D800 in the next month as speculated with no response.
Well, I know now I got open budget for essential lenses and maybe I can pick up a new body when my bonus check comes in October.