Control... you must have control
I'm sorry, Rooz, but control of light is the most important aspect to any photography. If I have learned anything, that would be the #1 point in fact. If you use Mommy Nature, then you usually need reflectors to assist you. But, if you go indoors... then the fun begins. YOU are the photographer, my friend, your job is to properly manage and manipulate your lighting.
Photography = Drawing with LIGHT!
The only introspection I feel is needed is what it would take to get these deadhead engineers to finally offer up the control features for modern photography to these cameras. Infrared (IF) control should have been relegated to the history books, eight years ago. It is simply wasting a photographer's time to continue deploying IF in camera systems.
I suggest we all work on getting this aspect going with all the major manufacturers working for "we the people" who use these tools.
Image quality is what it is, out of these cameras. Depending on which sensor and lens you feed that sensor with usually determines most of Image Quality, more like the "flavor of the month" club. The user picks and chooses how to do it. Cheap glass, cheap cameras... cheapen the result.
The relationship between triggering your flash system should be:
- capable of significant distance between camera and flash head
- Control cannot be optically blocked
- Easily implemented (meaning, you don't have to think about it much... to cover the dunderhead users who buy advanced equipment)
- Standardized (so that it works uniformly with all manufactured cameras)
Again, this should be across the board in all cameras and as standard as would be feasible. If someone wants to deviate from that, so be it... but the standard should be strong enough to stand on its own. Focus on standardizing control... and allow people to save a dime, will ya? Those are some deep pockets you have got there, mate.
If yoiu want to call this "low hanging fruit" in the industry, I am good with that. But, let's get it done, once and for all. It is obscene to think that this kind of technological nonsense is still going on.
"Pull the RF-trigger and make IF history... starting today!"
"Infrared... you're supposed to be dead!"