Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Still waiting for high MP canon while Nikon is coming out with new 800« on: June 11, 2014, 11:23:12 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.
And, as many of us have been trying to tell you, Canon's market success shows that, over all, they've been doing better at this than any competitor.
(you're becoming predictable, you walked right into that one)