Goodbye my dear 5d mk III . You were my first "real" love. You were so quick and comfortable in my hands. I loved the way you felt. When we were together, we were "one in the same". You were the peanut butter to my jelly. Simply amazing and skilled in every aspect. Your resolution, dynamic range and AF were as real as it got. I even loved your previous model almost as much. You were my "King of the World."
I have decided its time to move on. We just don't see eye to eye anymore. I need more! You see, I have grown and you have remained static. You're not willing to change. You sit idly by while my new friend, Nikon, keeps growing. She will have upgraded quite a few times since you came to market. She knows that I need more and she is willing to give it me. She has more dynamic range now, a great AF system and, as you already know, more MP. She is willing to give me the resolution when I enlarge. You're not! And, she will feel better in my hand.
And, don't feel to bad. I'm sure you will get your chance to change and improve. I know you will eventually, but I am tired of waiting and the false promises. I hear whispers and rumors hear and there, but they are nothing more than that. I also know you are do for a "change" and I do believe it will happen by the end of the year. I cannot survive on the false promises. And based upon your past, I'm sure your price will be a lot higher.
However, I will never forget you. I will remember the fun we had in Maine, Oregon, and Yellowstone. I will never forget the time we traveled thousand of miles to banff national park, only to be flooded out for five days. I will also remember the time we got soaked under the waterfall in Iceland. Those were great memorable times!
Do I regret anything? Well, let's just say that I wish we had more resolution together. We could have printed so much lager than 32x48. It would have made all the difference in the world to me. I want to leave you with one final thought as you find a new home. Don't let the door hit you in the A$$.
Interesting thoughts. I am there, too.
As I see, Nikon make incremental improvements and some big steps. Canon tends to make only big steps (except for the rebel and xxD line) on their Pro and Prosumer line.
About Nikon's incremental steps, if you have a Nikon D4 or D800, I am not sure that the D4s or D810 are enough of an improvement to get you to buy an upgrade. However if you are consider the D4 or D800 then perhaps the updated models will cause you to buy them.
The key question is whether Canon's next big step will put it on par with the D810 (and when)? As far as I can tell, the D4 and 1Dx are comparable. The 5D3 and D800, while different, are somewhat comparable though the D800 easily wins on DR and resolution - the former is important regardless of the resolution.
I am considering supplementing my Canon equipment w/ a D810 and the 14-24 (wish Canon would license this lens and make it work on their body) and a 24-70. Too bad I can not simply buy the best glass and best body and they would work interchangeably - I know, I have been smoking something