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| p.6 #12 · Lack of inspiration for CANON ??? |
personally, i feel like the biggest issue canon has right now is the sizeof their gear/lack of developing their M system. i can't unload my dslr stuff because as far as i'm concerned none of the other systems can perform at the get-it-done level of bodies like the 5d3 and L glass. you all know this - you shoot under pressure, this gear gets it done. period. there's a LOT to be said for that.
i have no brand loyalty, just loyalty to how much i can accomplish with as little as possible hanging around my neck (quite literally). i'm not a sports shooter and i'm not a bird shooter, and the second one of these companies makes a camera that ticks the right boxes allowing me to unload ten pounds of stuff, off i go.
for instance, if i did landscape/tripod work i'd probably bail for one of those tiny sigma foveon's so fast it'd make your head spin. i actually did the whole landscape/tripod thing for three months last year, and lugging all that crap through the woods in 90 degree weather with mosquitoes all up in my face and napkins stuffed in my butt to soak up the sweat was brutal. but right now canon is cranking out large, beautiful stuff like the $2,200 24-70 and the 1Dx. i'd love to own this wonderful gear, but i'd never want it around my neck. meanwhile the M system is where?
^ Meanwhile the M system is floating around in the overcrowded mirrorless APS-C pond, aiming to be 'more of the same', while taking a serious ass beating from Fuji, Sony, and Olympus. Sadly, this is all all it's ever going to be, because the EF-M mount is designed to be specifically matched to the APS-C sensor size. Therefore we can all stop dreaming about a FF-version. It ain't gonna happen.
However, many are expecting both Fuji and Sony to release full frame mirrorless cameras later this year, with interchangeable mount!
Even Samsung might have something up their sleeves. http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/surprise-samsung-may-come-out-with-a-ff-mirrorless-before-sony/
And I do agree with you. As soon as these smaller FF cameras starts rolling out, it is going to feel awesome to lighten the load. At least when traveling, hiking, landscaping, e.t.c.
Edited on Jan 22, 2013 at 05:53 PM · View previous versions