QuoteAnd they don't even see them giving it basic low end features like focusing aids or zebras and such since those are 'ultra premium' features in Canon's mind still, apparently.
Hmmm, sounds like the Kodak disease.
damn right and then look what features other cameras offer.
canon seems to become an action shooter company only.
AF... as good as a precise and fast AF is.. at one point a better AF is wasted on some customers.
just as more MP are wasted on others.
for years canon has not done much (nothing) for the studio/landscape shooter.
While I would like to see these improvements, remember that Canon's marketing department has done a great job of anticipating overall consumer demand. I think that tells us that the current market for the 5-series is wedding/event photographers and amateurs. For both of these groups, it's far more important to increase the keeper-rate than to give the studio or landscape specialist a tool for producing images under specific conditions.
As tempting as it is to criticize Canon for their lagging low-ISO sensors, it's equally valid to criticize all the other manufacturers for their lagging AF and other features. Nikon seems to have found the "truth" with the D810's AF system.