Canon has caused a bit of controversy with its stance on third-party lenses, and that has left many users pondering their future relationships with the company. This interesting video features a seasoned Canon user discussing why he has decided to sell his gear.
Coming to you from Alex Barrera, this awesome video discusses why he decided to leave Canon for Sony. While these sorts of videos might normally be skipped by many, I think this one is worth listening to, as it really ties in to the current situation with Canon, one that is affecting many photographers going forward. No doubt, the crackdown on third-party lenses has upset many, but I think that Barrera makes some interesting points beyond simply wanting more options. In particular, he makes a great point about the lack of true mid-tier performers in the Canon lineup. The company makes some spectacular lenses, but the prices of those options match their quality. On the other hand, there are some options at the lower end, but not much in between. For example, your only options at the 50mm focal length are the RF 50mm f/1.8 STM at $159 or the RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM at $2,099. The equivalent of the 50mm f/1.4 that used to be available for the EF mount is nowhere to be found for the RF mount. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Barrera.