Wissigle wrote in post #13839067
Because I consider it completely absurd. I'm sure some people would love 36MP so they can print wall size prints, but seriously, I struggle ever needing the 21MP of a 5DII even though I print large(ish, OK, not that huge). Plus, it's going to destroy the processing work flow speed of my computer!
New Technology, bring it on!
I am sure people that originally bought 286 computers with 100 mb hard drives felt they had the most kick ass computer going...and they did for a short while. Probably debated loudly when those new fangled 386 & 486 computers came out that this much computer power was totally not needed. Now your smart phone has hundreds of times more power than the first desk top computers.
I am not sure why many people buy something then are upset in 6 months when their previous 'state of the art' purchase no longer is. If it is still filling your needs, who cares if it is not the latest and greatest?
It is a simple fact of marketing, that companies want you to be disatisfied with what you currently own, so that you dump it and buy the newest. That is how companies stay in business.
I am happy that companies continually strive to improve their products. At first some of the new technogy can be expensive, but over time the price comes down and this technology trickles down to the lower priced lines, for example my current T2i.
Remember when the first Plasma 42" TV's were, $10,000 to $12,000? Now you get one free when you buy a new matress.
So I will say again, new technology, bring it on. Can't wait to see where we will be in 10 years, but at the same time I will continue to happily work with what I currently own.
T2i gripped / EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS / EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS / EF 50mm f/1.4 / SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 manual focus, Auto Takumar 135mm f3.5 manual focus, Sun YS-85 f4.5 85mm-210mm manual focus