« on: September 07, 2014, 03:43:42 PM »
So, I wonder why all these 'photographers who need the Exmor/DR/4K etc.' don't go out and buy the D800/E cameras?
Look, man, people stay with Canon in large part because of the excellent Canon lenses - not because they are OK with the sub-par performance of Canon sensors.
Is there a Canon lens introduced in the past 10 years that has been a dud?
Some of these lenses were overpriced at introduction (e.g. 24-70/4L, the wide IS primes).
But after the inevitable price correction, mostly all offer good value for their excellent performance.
In addition, Canon has been very smart about pushing video in their DSLRs.
Overall, there's plenty to like about Canon's system.
Canon has done quite a few things right and that has obviously helped them maintain their leading market share.
No arguments about that.
But you guys take all this to mean that only few people care about DR and sensor performance in general.
That's definitely untrue.
People do care about DR and sensor performance and I strongly believe that the 7DII will prove this.
If it reuses the 70D sensor (as it appears from the rumored specs), I predict that this camera will be met with indifference - despite its excellent specs overall.
Also, as I said in another thread, the 5DIII successor is the camera that is most at risk for Canon if it doesn't deliver the high resolution and high DR that Canon users expect. We'll see.
But even if Canon continues to maintain its leading market share, there will be always users like me who would be critical of sensor performance if lags behind the competition.
What's wrong with asking that the vendor of my choices excels in both lenses and sensors? How is that unreasonable??
I bought into the Canon system because it was the best at the time (in my price bracket).
Why should I be happy that this is no longer the case - despite that Canon is maintaining their market share.
And why settle for sub-par sensor performance just because I like Canon lenses better??
You are right to ask for better sensor performance from Canon. I did, when I was still using APS-C. It is not unreasonable to ask.
However, it is unreasonable to bash Canon if you don't get what you ask.
Do you think Canon has developed the high-DR sensor tech in a cost-efficient manner and is just holding it back from us because it already has good sales? Or do you think they are holding off the sensor development because they think people won't want it/need it?
I am sure if and when better sensors are developed, Canon will bring them out. But till then, let's face it- you either 'satisfice' yourself with the excellent tools they already have, or switch- as long as the benefits outweigh the costs.
At the end, everything is has its trade-offs. Canon users wish the DR was better, Nikon users wish for better lenses (or something else), Sony users something else. You can't have it all, one way or the other.