If you read my post correctly I did say:-
"the G series [L equivalents] are every bit as good, just not as robust. But the new Canon trend to bring out plastic L lenses e.g the 24-70 L II levels the playing field. Plus the Carl Zeiss offerings are just as good.#
I hear the arguments about plastic and metal.
And I can take some on board. But it is a personal preference thing and I am not wholly convinced that plastic is as robust as metal.
Why Canon chose metal bodies for the IDX, IDC, 5D3 and not plastic - who knows?
Why does Canon not bring out the new 200-400 all in plastic - who knows
Possibly because the metal version is more ridged, more robust.????
Or maybe just to appease old idiots like me. [highly possible]
Anyway it is irrelevant, as I don't want to change, it's my money and I won't spend a fortune on something, unless the build quality is high, and for me in this case [lenses and camera chassis'] sorry that means metal.
No point in having a debate about it, As its not a rhetorical question, its a statement of what I like, and what I want to own. After all it was the build quality of the 7D and the 70-300L that made me move from Sony's mainly plastic A77 and all plastic 70-300 G lens.
If in the future Canon go all plastic, I will look for a second hand hardly used IDX, and when that wears out if nobody is building solid kit. Then I would just go out and get something cheap like the A7R and a reasonable lens . There is always a 'diamond bargin lens' in the range; like the Canon 50 F1.8 or in Sony terms the 16-50mm. SO I can take OK pictures. In summary I would just give up the holy grail of having the best I can afford. And just get something that does the job and not really be bothered about it.
Hell on the upside, I would cut my photography spend by 75% - and I actually think quite a lot of people would do the same.
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