umphotography wrote in post #17576481
As I previously said
I think canon needs. to improve the darks and shadow capabilities on their sensors and not play the MP game.
As I previously said
There are a few professions that want the Big MP Sensors. You now have your camera
And I stand by my statement. The majority in the industry dont want and have no need for the larger sensors. If you dont believe me, just get on the net and see what leading experts in the industry are saying.
The gripe with canon sensors is that they cant compete with Nikon and Sony sensors and dark and shadow retention and are a little behind in ISO. Just go to any wedding forum and ask pros who do it for a living. Its not a canon V/s Nikon Thing. Its just fact.
I would love to see canon step up to what Sony has done with their sensor technology.
So comb the hairs on the back of your necks back in place fellas. The general consensus in the wedding industry is that this camera is going to be a bust
Read what Jeff Ascough has to say if you dont believe mehttp://www.bhphotovideo.com …tion-jeff-ascough?BI=4906
Have you even bothered to view the videos and written statements from Canon about who they are marketing the camera to? They reference landscape, architectural, nature, and studio shooters. The camera was designed specifically for those that want or need to capture ultra-high detail images. They never ever mention wedding photographry as being a suitable use for the 5DS. Yet here you are talking about "wedding photographers" as if that is somehow relevant. It is 100% irrelevant.
And you talk about "the majority in the industry". Are you incapable of comprehending the possibility that maybe Canon isn't marketing the camera to "the majority of the industry"? When Nikon announced their D810A for astrophotography did you pop into some thread on that particular camera and take a dump on it saying that "this camera is going to be a bust" because "wedding photographers" and "the majority in the industry" don't want an astrophotography camera? I appreciate that camera manufacturers are beginning to develop niche products so that the needs of everyone "in the industry" are addressed, not merely "the majority". And I think it is rotten that you are too self-obsessed to appreciate it as well.
So, you "stand by your statement". Well, I agree with you about the sensor dynamic range. Canon is more than a little behind in that area. But, are you going to be consistent? Are you going to say that Canon shouldn't release ANY camera till they catch up on sensor DR? I recall your over-the-top giddiness a few months back about the 7D II, which made precious little advancement in sensor DR and is also woefully behind competing Sony APS-C sensors. The lack of consistency makes me unbelieving regarding the sincerity of your 5DS criticism. I think you are complaining for one reason and one reason alone: Canon has made a camera that doesn't serve a wedding phtography purpose and because of that and that only, you don't like it.
It is you, Mike, who has the hairs on the back of your neck raised. Canon has made a camera that doesn't suit your needs, and that's got you hot and bothered. How dare Canon make a camera that doesn't suit the needs of a wedding photographer. How dare Canon make a product for someone other than you.
I am not meaning to defend this particular camera, it may sell well and it may not. It does have a serious shortcoming in DR and it is very expensive. So, what am I doing? I am protesting the behavior of some that drop in on a product thread and take a big dump all over it. I never do that. I didn't do that with the 7D II or 70D, and won't do it with the 5D IV either. If I don't like something, I simply won't buy it. I may not buy the 5DS R for that matter. But, I don't see the need, usefulness, or purpose of posting to a product thread to trash-talk it.