Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Still waiting for high MP canon while Nikon is coming out with new 800« on: June 11, 2014, 10:24:17 AM »
You are one of the minority who bought lenses beyond the kit jobbie, including L-primes. This means it is A-OK for Canon to cater to YOUR desires, but not to mine. Again ... huh?
Quick business lesson for you:
Total profit = (profit per unit) * (number of units sold)
At the extreme ends of profitability, we have:
Mass market: (profit per unit) is small, and (number of units sold) is large
Niche: (profit per unit) is large, and (number of units sold) is small
So what is your point?
How many Canon DSLR owners actually purchase a prime lens - excluding the macro lenses, 'cause that's all the rage nowadays? Yet Canon makes them. Thus, are they mass or niche?
So when, when playing the numbers game of a 4 billion world-population, does a niche product become a mass product?
Key point: The manufacturer gets to decide where in that range is "A-OK" for their business goals and capabilities.
Quick business lesson for you: Customers decide whether or not the manufacturer's A-OK'ed range of products caters to their personal requirements: whether and they buy, not and they buy another brand.