« Last post by douglaurent on Today at 06:00:05 AM »
So given that Canon have more hits in your top 40 than any other marque, do you go onto the Sony and Nikon sites and give them even more criticism? Or do you reserve your bile for Canon?
There are many companies that are innovative but have a pitifully small (though useful) line-up of products. This has always been the case and always will be.
Ask any professional if they would rather have the 'innovation' of Sony or the reliability and after-sales service and support of Canon. Many pros will not have Sony as their main rig for precisely that reason.
Ask any wildlife photographer if they will risk their livelihood putting the 500mm f4L on a A7Rii with metabones adapter, shall we? Or is that a daft question given that the definition of a successful camera is if they make products that you want.
Sony made a major leap forward with the A7R(ii) - that is the easy bit (well, apart from their highly inferior interface...and that is easiest of all!!). Let's see they can keep up that pace of evolution in the next 5 years. I have read many reviews saying the 5DSR and the 5DIV have closed the gap considerably. Let's see where Sony and Canon are in 5 years and see if you are still so critical of Canon.
Yes, I give the same justified criticism to all the other manufacturers as well.
Probably in 5 years Canon is ahead in everything again against Sony. That would be no surprise because they are capable of anything. But that wouldn't help then, because Canon stole a lot of time from many photographers and filmmakers by holding back features, or making it necessary to buy more products than necessary. That's what it's all about.