Just because you quoted a hack at Leica which its MF is a joke at best when the industry is ruled by phase and Hasselblad proves your ignorance.
Wow! I was feeling a little bad, thinking my post was a little harsh, but I guess not...
Let's see: I'm ignorant because I actually took the time to try to find an estimate of the size of the Medium Format market before posting. And, let's see, while we're at it, Leica executives are hacks because other brands have a larger share of the miniscule medium format market.
What are your figures for the size of the medium format market? Please provide a source.
The medium format debate seems to be one of those where some people adhere to dreams with a fervor that rivals most religious fundamentalists. The beauty of the debate is that, by arguing about what "could" happen in the future, adherents don't have to be troubled by little things like logic and facts.
Both Canon and Nikon could have entered the medium format market any time over the past 40 years or more. In fact, it would have made far more sense to enter that market back in the film days, when there was more demand and less investment required. Yet, they never did so.
I have a hard time seeing why either would want to invest major resources in entering a tiny niche market with a very high cost of entry, particularly when their own products have been a major reason why the market has been shrinking. But then, I'm ignorant.