Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Still waiting for high MP canon while Nikon is coming out with new 800« on: June 08, 2014, 09:57:08 PM »
Sony will have a 15 lens lineup for A7, A7R and A7S within a year. They published a roadmap and are sticking to it.
I have yet to see a roadmap from Canon. Would love to know in advance, what they want to bring next.
Was trying to stay out of this, but.
AvTvM, comparing Canon's & Sony's current & future Lens line up (by the inference of Canon/Sony roadmaps), is a little laughable.
Canon have perhaps ?? the best overall offering of Lenses in the current market, it's arguable I know, but if it's not the best, it's as close as any Canon user really needs, although we are a hard bunch to truly satisfy us Photographers. On release of the 5DMK III & 1Dx I believe Canon had something in the order of +60 EF lenses available to the Market, excludes anything that is EF but not Current, no idea what that number is.
I bought the a7r when released, I'm happy with the Camera for what I purchased it for, but Lenses ?? Sony just did an abysmal job for the future of the a7r in this area, they had 3 ?? Lenses available (excluding crop lenses not made for the a7r specifically), 3 lenses, maybe they had 4, that's it, and the best of those were the ones made by Zeiss, the 35 & later the 55.
Roadmap ?? next 12 months ??, the a7r has been in my hands for getting close to 12 months, and your talking in wondrous terms of "The Roadmap" to 15 lenses in the Next ?? 12 months ??
Personally I believe Sony put together a reasonably good product with the a7r, it's no 1Dx killer, but it will have it's share of a Market area, but with currently 4 to 6 Lenses available that do it justice, and I'm talking about Camera specific lenses made for the a7r, you know, like the EF lenses from Canon that are built specific to FF, specific to the current range of FF cameras that Canon put into the Market, what real future can the a7r have ??, wait 2 years for a choice of 15 Lenses ??
I imagine Sony will do what they unfortunately always do, another year down the road, 15 Lenses available to the a7r system, Sony will ditch the a7r manufacture & you will need to choose the new Sony whatever, maybe the 15 Lenses will fit the new Whatever, maybe not.