dave, I guess that remark was meant to be "sarcastic" or funny.
I just don't get it
Were you saying that you prepare yourself for the time that very old photogs will swing their walking sticks to battle for a battered, badly used 2nd hand Sigma for ther DinoSLRs?
Ironicisms JoJu .. but I wouldn't read too much into it!......don't feel you have to laugh on my part! .... It's just that Sony is slowly turning the thumbscrews on the DSLR market.
The "few Sonyonies" who were then photo-eccentrics, have slowly but surely transformed into a veritable army of "regular guys and respected pros" needing less eccentric reasons for the change.....and Sony gives it to them.
What started out as naff batteries and clunky painful AF has now transformed itself into lightning eye detection, follow the subject almost across the whole frame......faster shooting ...and it's accurate.....bla bla bla!
While Nikon (at least) has had to counter-market with two mega DSLRs just to keep the boat afloat. I feel was it not for the ML revolution we would have only seen incremental improvements......however Nikon gave us the lot...PDAF LV aside.
This of course begs the question of where the DSLR can now go? Whichever way I look at things, it seems difficult to imagine what could be added or improved upon to keep the DSLR in the game. Nikon is finding itself in a cul de sac, blocked in by what is becoming the redundant mirror and prism which is developing into a noose around the neck! .....The dual electronic/optical VF is a proposed idea......but hey!
Nikon has to get the new ML game together pronto......
.....or the only boat it will be able to catch will be full of bananas!
Did I say pronto?.......I meant three years ago!