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gmon750

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Re: Canon Releases 2018 Q1 Financial Results
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2018, 03:45:57 PM »
I'll leave it to those who are more capable to do the in-depth analysis, but once again, it seems that the cameras and features that many people on this forum complain about are the cameras and features that are driving profitability.

It's like airline tickets.  First-class gets all the glory, but it's the low-end coach seats that are the bread & butter of the industry.

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Re: Canon Releases 2018 Q1 Financial Results
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Re: Canon Releases 2018 Q1 Financial Results
« Reply #46 on: April 26, 2018, 03:47:40 PM »
They will also continue to drop until Canon can a) catch up to Sony's full frame mirrorless break-away and b) be more competitive with Sigma's steady stream of Art series lenses.

The #1 seller of mirrorless cameras happens to be Canon - right now.

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Re: Canon Releases 2018 Q1 Financial Results
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2018, 07:27:42 PM »
Hi Folks.
I have irrefutable evidence that people are leaving Canon and buying Sony, at the LCE camera show in Southampton today I watched part of a Sony lecture, part of a conversation during the Q&A section,
S = Sony educator, A = person in audience.

S “Who shoots Sony?”
A ”I do.”
S ”What do you have and for how long?”
A “A7III all of today, I switched systems here.”
S “Do you still use some of your old glass?”
A “No I swapped everything!”
S “That was brave! I have had my A7Something for a while now and I still use my older Sony as my main camera, I won’t use the new one for my main camera yet, too many menu options to get used to and I’m not comfortable that I have mastered them to a level where I trust myself not to make a mistake!” :o :o :o

This is not a direct quote, but paraphrased for brevity and because I can’t remember the minutia of the discussion.

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Ok, no reaction!
I can also verify that two people I overheard had tried Sony bodies with adapted lenses and did not like the Sony so had gone back to the native bodies for their lenses!  :D 1 move to Sony, 2 leaving Sony but those body sales still count to Sony, I guess two somebodies got cheap low mileage Sony bodies!
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Cheers, Graham.
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Re: Canon Releases 2018 Q1 Financial Results
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2018, 07:27:42 PM »