September 30, 2014 at 11:28AM
Are Canon Taking Liberties?
Until March of this year, I'd owned and filmed with Canon gear for the last few years. 5DMK2, 60D, 550D, L Series lenses... you get the idea. I've now completely switched to M43, love it... but have this lingering feeling that Canon have been ripping me off for years. Everything is twice the price, usually more. Is this justified? I'm genuinely not "Canon Bashing" I've really enjoyed using them, and honed my craft well with them. But £1200 for an F4 16- 35? £1700 for F2.8 70-200mm? Have they seen the glass available on M43/retro Nikon?
Then the 7D MK2 was announced recently and it's features are circa 2011...but costs £1600. Are Canon taking liberties with film makers? Will they completely lose their market share? Do you even care?! Ha! : )