But, sampling Sony's NEX-5, NEX-5N, NEX-6 and finally A7, pretty much moved me away from Canon. I still have all the lenses, which I intend to use on the A7 with full autofocus capabilities, and a 1D Mark III, which Dillon is now using for school's sports events, plus the 20D which was modified for Infrared. I will not buy any more Canon lenses, or camera bodies, unless they introduces a revolutionary sensor. Judging from Sony sensor patents, I don't think Canon will be able to touch Sony in the sensor area for a while.
So here I am. From a sampler to a leaker. It took a few years, but I am not even looking back. It was the best move I have made. No more vintage lenses hitting the mirror box and no more bulky and heavy bodies. I do, however, miss Canon's colours, especially the skin tones and the very pleasing blue in the blue sky/white clouds. All the products that Canon and Nikon have introduced in the last few years did not interest me, except the 7D Mark II which I don't mind replacing my 1D III with, for the improved autofocus and lighter weight, but even that is not enough to sway me.
Now that Sony has introduced the A7 Mark II, with the excellent 5-axis in body image stabilization, what a wonderful feature for us manual focus lens users! I highly doubt Canon or Nikon will ever have this feature in their DSLR camera bodies. They would rather sell you lenses with the stabilization feature instead.
While the trend is smaller, lighter, mirrorless and more capable cameras, Canon and Nikon still have their head stuck in the sand. Sad, really. They could have done so much more.
Milkweed Seeds - Sony A7 & Carl Zeiss Jena Visionar 109mm f1.6 Projection Lens.