And it's star feature will be a bigger LCD and AF that works?
Come on, they havnt even got the 1diii working right yet, they can't be bringing out a replacement.
That would be rather stupid and just kick pro's in the teeth who've shelled out and spent a lot of money on the mkiii and had all these problems.
In a truely Just World, your sentiments and thoughts on what is the right and correct approach for Canon to take would be correct. Unfortunately, Canon is in the Business of making money and that is what will drive their marketing plans, particlarly in the near term. Keep in mind, a camera body is only just a platform upon which to mount a lens. Lenses are where Canon really makes all of their profit (note I said profit), at least in the still camera segment. The SLR marketing strategy, of all SLR makers is, and will remain, to get people to buy into their particular platform so that they can continue to sell them lenses. Unlike the previous, high volume, point and shoot segment of the market, buyers in the SLR segment become committed to a particular brand and so become the proverbial "Goose that lays golden egg" Canon needs to increase the size of that Goose flock; that's the name of the game. To their way of thinking, fairness has nothing to do with marketing. FYI: my own experiecne with the new 1 Series has not been good but I can work around these problems because the one thing in which I am certain is, it is in Canon's own best interest to introduce better bodies in the very near future (less than one year). Serious freelance pros have too much invested in glass to go jumping brands. Thanks for giving me a reason to rant
By the way Yakim, I think your contact is right on as far as what will be introduced and for the reasons I indicated above.
Edited by Red Grainger on Apr 30, 2008 at 01:06 PM GMT (Reason: spelling corrections)
Edited on Apr 30, 2008 at 01:06 PM