Just to buy a nikon art_d. I thought for a second there that this thread wouldn't degrade again into another DR thread.Why? There is more to a camera system than just the sensor. I have no desire to switch to a Nikon system and downgrade my lenses, work with poor live view, etc.
Examples were asked for. So examples were provided. And then those examples were attempted to be discredited and dismissed. As I've said, I too can post images all day long where DR is no problem at all, but that doesn't make the images when it is a limitation magically disappear.
I see nothing wrong with illustrating the scenarios where sensor limitations come into play which are based on my actual experience. Nor with expressing the opinion that if Canon could improve this area, it would be very useful.
This is it exactly. I'd love to have more DR with a Canon DSLR, but I'm not willing to give up all my excellent glass, my awesome ergonomics, or any of the other features that attract me to Canon in order to get some more DR at low ISO. It's a very nice thin to have when you need it, which is not always, but it is not quite compelling enough to make me want to switch on its own. I also don't think Canon is literally incapable of improving in this area, as some have stated in the past. I figure it won't be too terribly long before they start catching up in the DR area...maybe it will even be the 7D II.