- Dec 17, 2013
People keep saying Canon is behind yet I'm doing just fine with a 2012 body (5D3) You have GAS and there's nothing wrong with that. I also drive a 9 year old car. Now, lenses are a very different matter, timeless if you chose the right ones. Now, are you telling me you can't make good photographs unless you have the latest tech? I'm sorry.CANON is clearly behind... they woke up too late.
But hey, if you don't care about absolute sharpness in your photos and are willing to pay double for your gear.. go ahead, stick with Canon.
Canon gear was OK for me for 15 odd years but now it is time to go for really sharp pictures with eye AF and silent shutters.. Canon cannot keep up with that stuff, obviously.
Of all brands, Canon should have been FIRST to come up with these innovations, they should be ashamed of themselves, letting so many (OVERPAYING) pro's stand in the cold for so many months now. We are working with prehistoric gear now. And keep in mind guys, if SONY didn't come up with some kick-a** mirrorless cameras, Canon would just launch an 1Dx mark III with a little more fps, a little more ISO performance, a little more megapixels, maybe WiFi, and let you pay a fortune for it (6500 euros).
I just call that LAZY upgrading. And a few months later they put these new (1Dx III) specs in the Canon 5D line and let people pay half the price.
That was Canons business model for the past couple of years..
But those times are over .. so either they need to step up, innovate fast and lower prices, or Canon is doomed.