I have sold almost all of my Canon gear (not because I wanted to switch). I am left with nifty 50, EF 35 f2, EF 50 f1.4, and just purchased 16-35 f4 IS last year or two I can't even remember for a trip, and of course my 4+ year old 6D which has only about 2k+ clicks. After that trip, I have not touched my camera because I am busy.
Now my son will be taking photography as an elective in school this coming year, so last week, I have been on the internet looking for a cheap and decent camera for him to start with.
I have lurked and read posts here on POTN, and am surprised a lot of folks have switched or are planning to switch to Sony because of it's features like Mirrorless shutter and eye focus. I looked on youtube and saw people raving about eye focus which to me seems good, but are we getting dumb more and more because of technology ? I bet soon the new generation will depend on AI and computer algorithms, and chips implanetd under their skin ...
What would the "switchers" do when Canon releases a FF Mirrorless this December? Switch back to Canon and hit their heads with their Sony cameras?
So my reasons for staying with Canon?
1. I am used to the ergonomics and button layout, and the way it feels on my hands (can't teach an old dog new tricks is what they say)
2. I like the colors my Canon renders
3. I like Canon DPP
4. I don't want to start again and spend more money on new gear (I'm a cheapskate), then loose money from selling my Canon gear
5. I am hoping Canon will bring out a FF version of 5D MKIV, or maybe transition the the series to mirrorless, so HODL HODL HODL !
I like my beer, guns, and my Canon !