Don Haines, I'm with you. I'd much rather spend my hours having positive thoughts. .......People can be very fickle. Now I hear complaints that a Canon camera may not have WiFi. When I was researching, everyone was cursing the 6D because it had this useless WiFi and GPS and the on-off switch was over on the left. So, what more can I say. Jack
I agree with Jack and Don. But some people do appear to want to be fickle. And here comes jrista
I agree that people find dumb little things to complain about with every camera. [got to agree with you on that J - ] ....... For me, I've literally been waiting for Canon to really improve their IQ since I first got into photography. I'd researched and new all the technical tidbits before I got the 450D. [glad to hear you knew it all J, I was beginning to think perhaps you didn't know half as much as you think you know ]......... and that was when I really started hoping Canon would have competitive DR in the 5D III...it never happened.[How do you think other people manage to take stunning images with the 5D iii? Do you think they don't know as much as you? Do you think they are satisfied with sub standard images and you just have MUCH higher standards? Do you think maybe they are just better at using the camera than you? ]
I'm sorry if I'm venting frustrations, but I'm frustrated. I've been waiting for Canon to fix their noise problems for YEARS. Since, what, 2008? It's topped six and a half years now. How long does a guy have to wait, and keep his mouth shut? [when are you going to try keeping your mouth shut? ] ....... Being a guy with a pure Canon kit that probably tops $25,000 in total personal cost...that's very frustrating. ............. It just sucks.
I tell you what really sucks J. Someone who knew it all years ago spending $25,000 on kit that he is not happy with. I know one thing J, if I had been unhappy with a camera system for over 6 years firstly I would NOT have spent $25,000 on it secondly I would have have changed system a long time ago.
The reality of it is that Canon and Nikon both make superb cameras and lenses. Each has their strong points each has their weaknesses. And many people will have different opinions, criteria and priorities. At the point of buying you make a choice.
J - for someone who seems to like to think they know "all the technical tidbits" your posts are rather emotional rather than logical.
I never said I'm unsatisfied with my kit. I am only unsatisfied with the 5D III. My expensive kit is fine for all my action photography, I have no problem with it for all of that. I certainly do not regret it. I DID, however, buy the 5D III in part to get back into landscapes, and it hasn't improved one little IOTA as far as landscape IQ goes.
I'm only complaining about a $3000 piece of equipment that is hyped up a bit more than it should be, IMO. That's it.
The other thing your misunderstanding is that it is not impossible to take stunning photos with the 5D III. It's that it's a hell of a lot more WORK to create stunning images with the 5D III. I already spend a ton of time on astrophotography. It's absolutely necessary there, astrophotography is really more about the processing than all the time spent gathering the data in the first place. Having to spend umpteen additional hours processing landscape photos, because Canon's sensor technology really hasn't changed at all in six years, is what really sucks.
Get your facts strait before you go off an insult someone. Back when I first bought into Canon, I DID know what I needed to know. They were making the best cameras available. What I did not know was that Canon would just...stop progressing on the sensor IQ front. If I put hours into processing, I can extract the most out of my 5D III. I don't want to spend hours processing. These days, I honestly don't think I should HAVE to spend hours processing. These days, I do expect that Canon should be just around the corner from releasing something that leapfrogs them into the modern world of significantly improved low ISO IQ.
My truly honest opinion is Canon is NOT going to be doing that with the 7D II...and I have my very strong doubts about them doing it with the next 5D or 1D model.
I don't get it jrista. Just go a buy a d810+14-24mm and be done with it. Why continue with the long posts?
Ditto with RLP - or just go get an A7r with adaptor (keep your canon glass).
But, I keep readfing your posts and can't help but think ---what did you expect? the 5d3 is primarily an event/low light camera - that's what it was designed for and it does excel at that. You want to do more landscapes, great, go do it - and don't be so scared to just get what you need. What's on the market is on the market as it were. Canon has what it has, Nikon has what it has, Sony has what it has. Screaming at canon will not make the product your demanding appear. Money will talk though. If sales of A7's leap, and research finds it's owners of lots of canon glass that's buying them, that will make canon take notice. Writing books on a forum that isn't even part of Canon is just blowing steam.