It is nothing but a bunch of gearhead whiners crying because "theirs" ain't the biggest this week.
I think it is more that people look at the improvements Nikon has delivered and the price point at which they have delivered and when they look at Canon they're left thinking "WTF am I buying Canon?"
I don't disagree here. I am not sure why Canon seems to be cranking up the prices lately. I was a bit surprised that the 5DIII came out where it did. If I were starting out now, I might start with Nikon however, that is not an automatic “given” since IMO Canon’s lenses are better. Those who put such stock in DxO measurements might want to notice that the 5DIII coupled with any of their latest lenses out performs the D800 when it is coupled with the Nikon equivalents. Not that I think that matters too much but when you consider a camera you are buying into a system and with the exception of read noise which only impacts low ISO shooting (and is easy to work around in most cases) the two systems look pretty much equivalent.QuoteAsk yourself this: have you ever been able to walk through a gallery and point out which camera shot which photo? If the stuff was as bad as some of these idiots claim, nobody would use it.
Most of the time you don't need to because it is written underneath the artwork.
But if it weren't you would be hard pressed to tell.QuoteSomething else you might want to ask yourself: If this Sony technology is such a "game changer" why hasn't the game changed? Where are the stunning examples of what can be done? Why do we continue to see shots of the back of lens caps, mediocre landscape shots with shadows lifted 5 stops just to prove a point? Where are the game changing photographs from this so-called game changing technology?
To pick one gallery, that exhibiting the work of the principal behind www.luminous-landscape.com, I imagine that the work being displayed has changed over time from being dominated by Canon sourced material to Sony/Nikon material if what he displays on the web is anything to go buy (and the fact that he no longer owns any Canon DSLRs.) Information about his gallery is at:
If you read enough of the essays from professional photographers that write for the above mentioned website then you start to realise that Canon no longer features like it used to as a tool used by artists, never mind photojournalists, etc.
Yea... so what... Michael Reichmann likes Sony; he has his reasons and states them on his website. For every “Luminous Landscape” I can point you to some Canon photographer doing excellent work as well. Look up Pete Souza, there is a guy who could probably talk his boss into buying him any equipment he wants yet he chooses to shoot with a 5DIII (previously a 5DII) and... IMO he does absolutely excellent work (If you don't like Obama go back and look at his work with Reagan). There are plenty of others. Everyone has an opinion but the fact remains that great work is being done with all of these systems and the fact that Nikon’s current gear performs a bit better in a few corner cases doesn’t seem to be changing that much.