Well, Mike. I was. Old timers love to come down from mount perfect and make statements about things based on history and the arguments can be compelling because there are relatively few people around who might remember those times but things change. In those days it was standard practice for consumers to buy a body and stick with it forever. I shot the same FD mount body for 17 years. Who does that anymore? EF was introduced in 1987. FD was produced till ~ 1993 and Canon offered service and support for existing components long after. They didn't exactly cut people off at the knees. Expectations regarding upgrades and associated cycles were different then for obvious reasons. Assuming Canon doesn't make another EF component we still have good EF support for longer than most of the user base needs.
As for seeing a doctor, etc. let's not be too dramatic. When Nikon announced the D5 you made a big statement about Nikon eating Canon's lunch (or whatever) and it was all over for Canon unless they did something and a very short while later Canon owners were happily cradling the 1dxii. Then when the A9 came out you were in another frenzy about concerns over a backup body. That ended up being a 5D4 which you now proclaim to be the best possible choice for your needs. Now Canon introduces a new mount and it's all dramatic flair and predictions again. You want to talk about doctors? In medicine the best doctors usually proceed with the most cautious and conservative approach. Maybe we should all just calm down and take a page from that book. You've got a community around that has some members already nervous enough about investments in EF. Why stoke fires unnecessarily? We're just guys on the Internet who usually get it wrong anyway.
Well Old timer
you obviously have read what you wanted t read. Selective memory is my diagnosis
A- At the time I made that statement NIKON was eating canons lunch. All canon had at the time was the 1Dx1 and that was only good to 12800 ISO and darks and shadows broke down when pushed past 1 stop in post.....And BTW.......Nikon D5 is still a better camera than the 1Dx2.But canon stepped it up and all of us a glad they did......Strike 1
B-It wasnt the A9 it was the A7iii. So you also got that wrong. And after testing the A7iii and finding out about adapted glass problems and talking to countless PROFESSIONAL photographers who experienced exactly what I experienced, and countless more who put the A7's to bed for the night and broke out the canons and Nikons for reception needs......I decided that the 5D4 was a far better fot for my needs.............Strike 2
C- Canon introduced an entry level to full frame body to announce the new R optics. They are superior to anything on the market right now. Wait to you see the comparisons to Zeiss lens. I would not buy EF lens at this point. It is blatantly Obvious what is going to happen. I personally know several of the very best in this industry that have the eos-R in thioer hands. The body is decent but No Ready for primetime professional photographer use. Wedding professionals will insist on dual cards or they wont use the body. Canon has been told this by several that have that EOS-R in their hands right now. Im not striking any fires. I am pretty dam sure I know whats coming in next year and thats going to be a R body with dual cards and features that will be equivalent to the 5D4. If you want to waste your $$$ on EF lens then by all means Go ahead. If they dont release a dual card mirrorless body in 2019 thats as good as the 5D4, I would be surprised especially when the dude said, no more EF lens for 2019 and they are going to concentrate on R mounts.......I make my statements based on facts and based on professionals who use the gear day in and Day out and most of us really know what we are doing...And the reasons we kept cameras for years is because there was no major advancements in the camera bodies as we experience with digital sensor develop. BTW I sold the hassy's and I still have my AE1 and other bodies I used way way back in 1974-1982......Strike 3
No One is on Mount perfect so get off your pouty chair and mess with someone else