Talley wrote in post #18112866
Thats not true. Nikon makes some really fine glass. I really dislike the ergonomics but I have a few Nikon friends/acquaintances that produce really amazing images using Nikon equipment. My WHOLE take on this entire release is the fact that Canon is now producing sensors that level the playing field. Sony, Canon, Nikon, Fuji... all can create amazing images. The glass... all make really amazing glass. The field is leveled out now.
Seriously what I'm seeing is the "wow" factor that makes the difference for the normal consumer that is paying for photos comes down to the photographers ability to photoshop/edit more than the gear being the limiting factor. I've seen many examples HERE and on FM where rebel equivalent equipment was used but they were extremely good with Photoshop and their images really were amazing. Very little photography today is SOOC unless you are talking to pros doing motorsports or field sports of some sort that upload immediately or are at events selling images something like that.
Out of anything the 5D3 couldn't offer me that I really wanted was a simple thing... Anti-Flicker. I shoot my sons games and once the stadium lights turn on and sun goes down even though I could be in the ISO 6400 I could not for the life of me have a higher shutter without yellow banding occurring.
It's been a long wait... but Canon has finally put in all the extra features I remember everyone 4.5yrs ago complaining the 5D3 didn't have. It's truly a great ending to this year. I also still respect Sony/Nikon/Fuji/Olympus/Panasonic/etc. for producing amazing cameras and driving each other to deliver a better product. I now benefit from it. I just happen to choose Canon. So be it.
The a7Rii and Nikon D810 produce incredible quality images. The D500 is hugely impressive. Canon's 1Dx2 and Nikon's D5 are utter monsters. Every Canon lens release since (and including) the 24-70II that I can recall (certainly all L series models) have been utterly superb, and Canon finally seems to be catching up in the DR stakes.
Sure, there are limitations and annoyances with all cameras (I know Sony and Nikon shooters with a list of gripes about their gear - just as we complain about Canon). Point is: there's a lot of great gear out there right now.
It does suffer a bit for low ISO DR, but for a fast/sports/action body the high ISO results and focusing performance is the bigger factor (two areas in which it excels).