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| p.22 #10 · p.22 #10 · Do you think Canon's tightlippedness is hurting or helping them? |
Dan, I'm a bit envious of your group and those MF digital wonders. I'm also thankful you have that experience and it's why your advice is often sought when gear or technique is of question.
Indeed it is the getting together that is of most import. Near 4 decades of 'tall' tales, many past family activities shared, that strengthens a bond two men share that goes beyond words. Before my injury we shared much, after seeing his children grow/mature, the grand kids that followed, it's been/is wonderful!
We've shared SLR gear since Bill's FE and my A-1 beginnings, rangefinders were our kits prior. Both of us found ergonomics the most important and that has continued to today. Functionally both systems have their strong and weak points, it's just preference, there we differ, but not in our passion for photography.
I've had my disappointments with Canon and didn't avail myself of AF until my 1st EOS3 in 2000, with Bill using it's virtues far before me. Canon's move to the EF mount was understandable, a good move for future growth, but it was tough to swallow. Whereas Bill still has and uses all of his glass, a collection that's not trivial.
These systems have leapfrogged for decades, at times each of us wanting a bit of a new feature the other had, but sticking with what felt/worked best. It's no different today with the D810, this time I wait for Canon to respond! Not having gone FF yet, with Photokina not far off, perhaps my loyalty-out-of-necessity will be rewarded much like Bill's jump to FF has been. I'm in no hurry like some folk and it's a good place to be; not having to switch for profits sake.
As said before, a 6D is in my sights, but the 5D3 or better is what I'd really like. I don't need super high FPS nor MPs. The 5D3 strikes a balance as an all-round shooter and that is very appealing for my subject matter/style.
It's the AF system that I could really use, but must admit I prefer the old 'red' focus confirm style to that of the newer 'black' 7D/5D3/1DX. Give me a hybrid AF that combines the -3ev of the 6D with the 5D3/1DX prowess, include the 'red' rectangle feature, throw in 4K video, even cleaner/higher ISOs, and I'm all in. That's not asking too much is it
For now I suffer thru with a 7D and 1DMk2N, it's horrible, just unthinkably horrible