El Pedro wrote in post #17419094
So why haven't you gone to Sony or Nikon? You're not really invested in Canon gear.
Seems you're just whinging for the sake of it.
Like i said I doubt whether you with your 550D and nifty fifty are really the target market for these new bodies. The same probably stands true for the offerings from Somy and Nikon. So why are you so upset about it? Seems clear you're not actually going to buy anything.
I feel that I've failed at choosing the correct body for me by buying the 550D about 4 years ago, but I was a "green box mode" shooter before the purchase who didn't know anything about photography. I put a lot of pressure on myself in not making the same mistake again. Also, switching systems or buying a new camera is a PITA. You have to sell your old camera, you have the possibility of getting a camera which has defects etc. But that being said, the Sony A7II (or any other near future fullframe E-mount camera) seems to suit my needs best right now.
It has nothing to do with whinging, that's just your perception. Canon is the number 1 camera brand in the world (biggest sales figures). That alone is a valid reason for me to not be enormously lagging behind the competition for 5 years or more regarding a certain parameter (in this case dynamic range at base ISO). Also many folks have complained about it for years, yet Canon has hardly made any progress so far and with each new Canon body announced people are hopeful again with disappointment as the end result. Canon should have put an end to this behaviour years ago...
FTb wrote in post #17419718
I'm sure some people just like whining and some may actually not want Canon to succeed.
OTOH I'm pulling for Canon and really want them to prosper. I prefer my 6D and Canon lenses for shooting portraits to any other system and it would be a major PIA to change systems.
I just think it's best to make it absolutely clear to Canon what at least some of their loyal customers are thinking. I'd bet a big percentage of Sony's market is made up of Canon expatriots that jumped ship because they felt their needs were not being addressed. I don't want to be one of them.
I'm one of those guys who wants Canon to succeed, yet I have given up hope. False hope is worse than no hope at all. I'm also really starting to like the advantages that come with an EVF. Manual focus aids like e.g. focus peaking or focus magnification in the viewfinder, live exposure histogram in the viewfinder (so it's easy to use ETTR), zebra's to show which parts of the image are overexposed (before taking the picture), instant exposure preview and depth of field preview...