I've been consulting this site for a long time now, although I'm new in the forum.
Since then, Something caught my attention, and many questions are strongly growing
in my mind.
Why the industry is NOT
listening to what competent people claim for ages, here, and in others
serious photographic websites?
I wanted to call this post something like "Will Canon's mirror lock-up saga end one day?", because it
is one thing that Michael has been asked on and on in TLL, so it became an icon.
Many commercial (and technical) mistakes could have been avoided if the Industry would have taken into consideration
many of the articles that have been written here by Michael or others...
Or, is it that this industry is actually in the hand of uncompetent marketing departements that do not
use a camera? And all these tons of articles, reflexions, etc... are available...for free
!! All they have to do is open the website
and read. But we see something else.
In fact, Mark Dubovoy in a recent post
perfectly resumed this fact in a word that sounded like a sentence: "Unfortunately, all too often camera manufacturers tend to ignore this kind of invaluable input.
For example, how many times have you read Michael and others complaining about the lack of a mirror up mode
in Canon professional cameras? And what has Canon done? Nothing."
Maybe Leica would have made a real commercial bomb if its X1 would have been Full Frame at the same price, but I'm afraid they
ignored "date of birth" and competency . Examples like this abound.
It is a little bit frustrating. Keeping Mark's article further, an interesting commentary: "I even met with some top Leica executives and marketing/sales
people at the PMA show in Las Vegas to encourage them in the strongest of terms not to do this. They totally dismissed me,
they were simply not interested. I know for a fact that a number of other people complained about the same issue and Leica turned a deaf ear.
Therefore, I was glad and sad at the same time when I read Michaelís S2 review and noticed that he did not like the lens hoods either."
Is it possible that the industry is in the hand of condescending and uncompetent executives?
Or is the problem much more complex according to you.