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Quirkz

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Re: How happy are you with your 5D Mark IV?
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2017, 01:24:21 AM »
Loving it.  Oddly, it's the things I didn't think were important that ended up being the biggest 'improvement' over the 6D and 5D3 I had earlier.  The touch screen is so well done - fast responsive and easy to use.  I review and cull half my images on the camera now before I even download to PC.

The dpaf/live view mode is great for certain shots with the ability to touch screen focus.

Add to that the sensor improvements, better AF, and just lots of little things that make it a great camera to use. 

I'm very happy and for once im not thinking about what I want next, or feeling any gear envy about other cameras.

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Re: How happy are you with your 5D Mark IV?
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2017, 01:24:21 AM »

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Re: How happy are you with your 5D Mark IV?
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2017, 01:49:58 AM »
I'm very pleased I upgraded my Mk3, was it worth it, I think so, full touch screen, AF for video is awesome, F8 focus points, the AF in low light pisses the Mk3, sharp as sharp can be! The new button is great for AF modes, and more... Side by side with my 1DX2 the Mk4 has features that will leave you scratching your head with the 1DX2, oh and remote shooting with a smartphone is very cool, I often grab the odd image direct to my S8, edit with LR mobile and post online anywhere! Now you can't do that with a Mk3.

Really?  What is it that would be good on the 1DXII?

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Re: How happy are you with your 5D Mark IV?
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2017, 02:01:05 AM »
Mine was an upgrade from a worn out 5DIII on its third shutter. I'm loving the 5DIV and see it as a very handy upgrade over the MkIII. What works for me is superior AF, touch screen, improved DR, cleaner high iso files, way more detail and less noise in the shadows and overall plain better looking files. With the 5 Series I have found a significantly shorter working life than 1 Series, which you would expect. My 5D's tend to need a new shutter on average every 130,000 clicks whereas 1-Series may never break, or like my 1DX needed a new shutter at just over 500,000.

I sometimes wonder if I'd be better off with two 1-Series bodies, but I've got a big soft spot for the 5 Series bodies. One feature I have used far more than I expected is the Silent Shutter in the 5DIII & IV. Brilliant.

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Re: How happy are you with your 5D Mark IV?
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2017, 02:30:54 AM »
I'm very pleased I upgraded my Mk3, was it worth it, I think so, full touch screen, AF for video is awesome, F8 focus points, the AF in low light pisses the Mk3, sharp as sharp can be! The new button is great for AF modes, and more... Side by side with my 1DX2 the Mk4 has features that will leave you scratching your head with the 1DX2, oh and remote shooting with a smartphone is very cool, I often grab the odd image direct to my S8, edit with LR mobile and post online anywhere! Now you can't do that with a Mk3.

Really?  What is it that would be good on the 1DXII?

sek

I'd like the extra button, it's well located and useful, touchscreen is VERY limited, not just in the UI but video also! Otherwise yes, perhaps not so much, if I am to keep one, the 1DX2 stays, it's a ripper of a beast!

Oh and as said above, the shutter on the 1DX2 is like my .22LR! The 5D4s shutter is like silk, perhaps Canon could have made the 1DX just a smidge quieter, just enough to have left a few subjects in the wilderness after the first shot ;)
« Last Edit: October 20, 2017, 02:41:18 AM by arthurbikemad »

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Re: How happy are you with your 5D Mark IV?
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2017, 07:51:30 PM »
I'm very pleased with my 5D Mark IV.  What I've noticed most is what pwp mentions earlier in this thread--the lower noise in the shadows.

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Re: How happy are you with your 5D Mark IV?
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2017, 08:21:45 PM »
I like the 5DIV. Its signal to noise is excellent as are the speed and accuracy of its AF, and it is easy to handle. As my shots are often resolution limited, I would have liked the absence of an AA-filter to squeeze out a bit more resolution.

Sums up how I feel. I wouldn't consider the vast majority of my shots to be resolution-limited, but there are times I wish I had a bit more resolving power given the camera's 30MP. That said, there are other issues the 5D3 "had" that were fixed with the 5D4 that make the latter generally more fun to shoot with, and I also enjoy a higher hit rate on the AF which is great. So you can put me in the "happy with it" category.

On those shoots where high resolution or sharpness is the priority, I go for the 5DSR instead.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2017, 08:40:02 PM by Act444 »

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Re: How happy are you with your 5D Mark IV?
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2017, 11:25:53 PM »
I love mine, and I've owned a 5DII and a 5DIII. As others have said, it's more the whole than the sum of the parts. 25% resolution increase puts me right at the sweet spot. My work doesn't really cry out for much more. Small but significant sensor improvements; the great touch screen is especially handy in the studio or using live view; small but significant improvements to the handling; improved AF and metering; better battery life and the focus drive motor seems a little more robust with larger lenses. After a month or two with the camera I really feel like I won't be upgrading anytime soon, and that's a first for me! I can't think of a single box it doesn't check, and I couldn't say the same for the 5DIII. Definitely worth the expense.

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Re: How happy are you with your 5D Mark IV?
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2017, 11:25:53 PM »

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Re: How happy are you with your 5D Mark IV?
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2017, 04:22:06 PM »
pleased, but the AA filter limits sharpness. Fast and relyable, but to expensive.
And offers an very good IQ, after I let it be calibrated with my three longer prime lenses.

Sill waiting on an 5DSR MP-body with the 5DIV sensor and AF - for birding

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Re: How happy are you with your 5D Mark IV?
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2017, 04:28:28 PM »

Sill waiting on an 5DSR MP-body with the 5DIV sensor and AF - for birding

Ouch....... I believe the 5DSR II is gone be all but the 5Dm4 sensor.


Boyer U. Klum-Cey

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Re: How happy are you with your 5D Mark IV?
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2017, 05:12:42 PM »
Very trustworthy all around performer from the beach to fireworks.  Touch screen is very handy for certain shots.  I can carry it all day. unlike the brick which is now restricted to half days due to my agin carcass. :)
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Re: How happy are you with your 5D Mark IV?
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2017, 05:15:40 PM »
A few little tweaks and I would be thrilled. I had a 5DIII and a7RII and replaced the 5DIII. I have learned to love the tilt screen on the a7 alot as well as IBIS. but I have taken great images with both cameras and the GPS is one of those features that I never thought I'd care about that I like to have now. no one camera has it all I guess.

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Re: How happy are you with your 5D Mark IV?
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2017, 05:15:40 PM »