But I don't know anyone who requires auto ISO to shoot motocross. That's bloody ridiculous.
Sorry, have to completely disagree there. There are many situations where you need a fixed aperture for the proper DoF and a fixed shutter speed to stop action, but light levels can vary greatly during shooting. Birds in flight, where the subject flies with open sky vs. dark trees in the background. Motocross where half of the arena is sunlit and half is in shadow. For those situations, a functional Auto ISO in M mode is very, very convenient, especially one where you can set an upper limit for the ISO.
Convenient, but not required, which was my point. Disagree if you must, completely if necessary, but the second a camera manufacturer comes out with a feature or function that does not meet the expectations of everyone, suddenly the camera is useless? Um...no. Switch to nikon if you want that kind of auto ISO functionality. Canon hasn't had it, hasn't needed it, and people still shoot motocross with canon bodies without it. It isn't a deal-breaker for 99% of people considering this camera for that kind of photography. Well, the people that matter anyway. I don't shoot that kind of photography, but I have shot nature, extensively, without the convenience. I just push the button with the pip on it and spin the dial on the back when I need more shutter speed. It's not that big a deal.
nothing is required
, according to your thoughts we should also thank Canon that offers Tv/Av modes when all we require
I don't really understand why every time Canon is short of a feature (e.g. auto-iso, af-linked-point spot metering, etc.) the answer is "yeah switch to nikon if you don't like it", what kind of answer is that? Maybe we (as complaining people) have other reasons for sticking with Canon?
if everyone would settle down with what we currently have without complaining they simply wouldn't update their cameras, they won't make better products that no one is asking for.
is it missing a features? yes
is it really important for "you"
is it really important for others? yes
why can't some people simply accept that Canon can (and should) make better products offering basic
features that the competition offers with cameras at a lower price?
(waiting for the first smite on the forum...)