So it will definitely capture my expression of disappointment? I'll consider =P
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Beautiful images clartephoto. I love the first one.
...Welcome to CR
Really? Seriously? Hmmm....OKPart of the reason for my post is that I find the ergonomics of the 1-Series worse than any Canon body aside from perhaps the M. They're too large and they're unnecessarily heavy. They're simply unusable for me. I'll take my 5D over a 1-series every day. In fact, if you give me a 1Dx for free, I'll put it in the basement along with my VCR.Please tell me that "Pro" doesn't mean a built-in non-removable grip. That would be a deal-killer for sure.Maybe for you. It's the complete opposite for me. I'll take the built in, fully integrated grip.
Part of the reason the ergonomics of 1-Series bodies is so brilliantly refined is that it's a totally integrated package.
Seems to be a white version of the SL1/100D.Yep, agreed...its the only way to explain the Canon logo being so dark.
Kind of cool, though certainly not the interesting new product people thought it might beIs it a MILC? It is filed under Canon mirrorless...That's because CR Guy had been running with the idea that the announcement might be the EOS-M2; seems pretty clear it isnt, unless they have radically re-styled the body from the M
A 7D Mark II that is a SLT?
Despite the logic of your statement I am still hearing in this forum as well as all over the fruited plain that the 7d2 is going to be "better" than a 1DX, or have the same IQ as a 5d3.
This is the Internet, where you can find 'evidence' that humans are descended from extraterrestrials and 'proof' of the existence of unicorns that poop rainbows. Just sayin'.
The argument of that article, "The main problem for the Japanese camera makers though, is their continued lack of focus on software. The world has moved from a place where hardware was the dominant factor to where software is now more important", doesn't convince me either, at least for Canon modus operandi.
Proof One: Magic Lantern.
Proof Two: Canon (and maybe the rest as well) don't offer firmware upgrades once a model is replaced. For example, I found that STM lenses, although they worked on my (ancient) 5D and 30D's, they did not work very well. Now just how much effort would it be for Canon to offer a firmware upgrade for discontinued cameras just to keep the lens info up to date?
How many of the users of a specific camera model bought Magic Lantern? If you have 10,000 5D MkIII sales did 10% buy it? That's the criterion. For firmware backwards support I would agree but they want to boost new model sales. Even Microsoft teminates support of Windows older than 2 versions, that's pretty much the same analogy.
Of all this I make it the weak link is entry-level dSLRs. Someone in that segment could turn to other solutions. For the sake of the argument let's say that level is discontinued impact is prosumer and higher dSLRs become more expensive. And I wouldn't want to see the MkIV at USD4,000...
Bought Magic Lantern?
Magic Lantern is free to download and use.
Probably if ML put a small charge, more people would use it