Thanks for the sermon. Regardless of what cameras one like or doesn't, one shouldn't make up complete bullcrap...such as:I understand identifying with the brand you shoot with and cheering it on or whatever, but dang things just get nasty when reality is ignored at the expense of justifying “your” brand. This is nasty, fugly thread.
I don’t care what Canon’s rumored to be doing, but if they’re up to anything other than creating a far more impressive FF mirrorless camera than the EOS R, they’re in big trouble. We can pretend hat the EOS R is anything we want to—but to Canon, it has got to be an internal embarrassment. The result of not taking FF mirrorless seriously, decades of hubris, and finally getting run over by every other manufacturer selling the same kind of product (including one that hasn’t even released their first FF MILC yet).
To make excuses or come up with alternative facts to support the EOS R as a misunderstood success is the worst thing you can do if you’re a true Canon fan. This, right now, should be the moment you stop making excuses for Canon and demand that they release something that is unquestionably better than the competition.. ..
"We can pretend that the EOS R is anything we want to—but to Canon, it has got to be an internal embarrassment."
"The result of not taking FF mirrorless seriously, decades of hubris, and finally getting run over by every other manufacturer selling the same kind of product."
"stop making excuses for Canon and demand that they release something that is unquestionably better than the competition."
Having used the R - and having read some reviews from reliable reviewers such as Dustin Abbott, Steve Huff and others, there is no reason for Canon to be "internally embarassed." All signs point to the fact that they are quite proud of the new system they are creating (and rightfully so, in my opinion). Most photographers understand that the lenses are the key to any photo system, and Canon seems poised to create an RF line that will be as fine or finer than their already excellent EF lenses. Many reviewers agree that Canon color is industry leading, and the ergonomics, menus, EVF, touch screen (and the fact that is it fully articulating) are also better than most of the mirrorless FF offerings. So, "getting run over" can probably be re-interpreted as " I didn''t get what I want or what I think is important."
The fact that they are the only mirrorless brand that came up with a sensor protection screen tells me that they have taken the design of their new mirrorless line VERY seriously. The fact that they have come up with a new control ring, and, perhaps even more importantly, adapters that give additional functionality to EF lens users, tells me they have taken FF mirrorless VERY seriously.
And "demanding" that Canon release something that is unquestionably better than the competition," is so obviously unrealistic, that is needs llittle comment. I suppose if Canon had far more R&D money than the other brands - and the other brands didn't have patents - that it might be possible. But neither of those things are true, so it seems far more reasonable to assume that each brand will have some things they do better and some not as well as their competition.
If those particular aspects of a camera and photo system that Canon does really well or better aren't important to you, then you should choose a brand that does meet your needs. It's that simple.