February 21, 2018, 10:40:33 PM

Author Topic: Firmware: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Update, New Firmware Coming at the End of March  (Read 3499 times)

YuengLinger

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We want video functions like on Sony/Panasonic devices and available to Canon customers for free.

The Request from Canon to pay for customers the "Canon Log" function is a shame from Canon !!!
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I think businesses do invest their resources in both pre-release and post-release. Having a good balance between the two is usually the key. Pre-release is giving the product to customers with the complete set of features the product was designed for. Not giving them a half-baked one and then sending them "free" updated later for the features that should have been there or fixed at the first place.
Some companies divide the post-release between "after care services" and "perks". Traditionally, what Canon is doing is investing heavily on after care and it is paying back conveniently. Why they should change their model?
I don't know whether the argument is against Canon's business model or their product that you have purchased. If not happy with the feature set, we can always move on. Either way, we pay for what we get.  Businesses don't run a charity. If they give something for "free" they are cutting somewhere else, and hopefully it is not cutting from the overall quality of the product they offer.     
Edit: BTW. Panasonic is asking for a paid log add-on on GH4 and 5.
Thank you for siding with corporate overlords and making the gap between rich and poor greater. Canon only has  10s of billions of dollars.  They dont have the resources to give a lil back software wise to their loyal customers....

Thanks, Robin Hood, for bravely standing shoulder to shoulder with the poor against a camera company while holding your 5DIV.

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brad-man

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We want video functions like on Sony/Panasonic devices and available to Canon customers for free...
...Businesses don't run a charity. If they give something for "free" they are cutting somewhere else, and hopefully it is not cutting from the overall quality of the product they offer...     

Wait...what??? Businesses need to make a profit to stay in business? That's a foreign concept to some on this forum.

When you pay 10'000 $ for photographic equipment and that Canon try to make you pay for updates, either they are stupid or dishonest or a thief, but they make fun of their customers !!!

You really should shop around Phil. 5DlVs can be had for quite a bit less than $10,000. If you want video functions like on Sony or Panasonic, perhaps you should have bought a Sony or Panasonic. They can be had for less than $10k too.

unfocused

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Thank you for siding with corporate overlords and making the gap between rich and poor greater. Canon only has  10s of billions of dollars.  They dont have the resources to give a lil back software wise to their loyal customers....

Thanks, Robin Hood, for bravely standing shoulder to shoulder with the poor against a camera company while holding your 5DIV.

Took the words right out of my mouth. I guess I missed the tens of thousand of members of the proletariat marching through the streets carrying their 5DIVs and demanding free software to feed their starving children. 

Benjamin_L

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People should rather help the magiclantern developers instead of waiting on canon. Will give you plenty of features when the camera is finally supported https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=17695.0

RayValdez360

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Thank you for siding with corporate overlords and making the gap between rich and poor greater. Canon only has  10s of billions of dollars.  They dont have the resources to give a lil back software wise to their loyal customers....

Thanks, Robin Hood, for bravely standing shoulder to shoulder with the poor against a camera company while holding your 5DIV.

Took the words right out of my mouth. I guess I missed the tens of thousand of members of the proletariat marching through the streets carrying their 5DIVs and demanding free software to feed their starving children.
I have been seeing an increasing number of Sony shooters every day.  Throw  your  customers a bone once in awhile.  Just because you are number 1 doesnt mean there is a  good connect between consumer and marketing/CEOs. the demand for video and hybrid shooting is increasing.  The least canon can do is offer   extra convenience with a few extra settings or options. Maybe a  flip screen for the next set of  pro cameras.  I am a person with a 5d iv and a c100 (plus more cameras) that makes a living from photography and videography.

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