Hi, just a different point of view
Iīve been working with film until I got a 1Ds Mk III and then a 5D Mk II because I found that digital didnīt meet what I expected for my images.
I do a lot of underwater photography and so smooth gradation in blue is a must for me.
A milestone for mankind will, most probably never be any camera, but it can indeed be for a photographer.
I think that, even for freakies, when you find something that really improves or helps you greatly on what you try to achieve, that can be called a milestone.
The difference, in my opinion, is that what can be a milestone for me could not be for you, as you may see things and work in a different way than I do.
Iīm a Canon user, and will be more than happy if I can get a Canon as the new Nikon. Eaven though I have to think a lot before changing not only brand, but camera, as the housings are well above 5.000 $ and work only for a specific model (they change always some buttons or move them just a couple of mm away so that they cannot be updated), this new camera will make me think of a change.
Of course, we increase our expectances and imagine new things that can be done with new features (no one would have tried to decode DNA 200 years ago mainly because there were no tools to do it and thus no one even knew what DNA was about 400 years ago), but they are just tools. Itīs up to ourselves how we use them and what can we achive with them. I donīt mind if they use one or another kind of sensor, as far as I can get what I have in my mind.
I belive that if a company can surpasse widely the others with whatever it is, a new sensor or anything else, they will do it. But is true that as well as we can improve with new tools, companys develop prducts to match the users expectancies as well. Otherwise they sell nothing.
The best brushes and oleos will not get the best paintings if the painter is not a fine artist (and that is to be judged by others, see Van Goghs case) but the same painter with poor tools can get you astonished with his art.
Anyway, Itīs nice to read a different opinion from the rest, despite if I agree or not, it makes me think and I find it positive. So thank you Andrea
A milestone: yes for some, not for the rest.