ChrisGorabPhotography wrote in post #14951408
I agree with both. Doubters should rent it to get an idea of whether it works for them. Debating whether or not to buy based on pics from other people (who may have very different skills and approaches to photography and post processing) is pointless. Most owners of this camera have already raved openly about it. Some don't feel the upgrade from other bodies is worth the cost. In any case, only an individual can judge for themselves. I have taken between 6000 and 7000 pics. I've only posted a handful. Can't be bothered to post and have others criticize my photos, when it's not them I aim to please. When I want critique or if I want to show off some good shots, I'll certainly post, though.
I'm with you on this Chris.
Mine has been used and abused for action, wildlife, landscape and social. I have always worked with 1 series Canons, and this is by far the most impressive to use. As a whole entity it is easy to set up for very diverse types of photography and has done them all very well. I dont normally heap praise on my tools of work, but this one is as perfect as I have experienced in my 35 years of photography.
I don't care what anyone else wants or needs. People are free to choose what gear they buy and use. I want results, and this camera excels.
I was dubious at first, but managed to get one fairly quickly before I went off photographing the outer Hebrides. My 1ds mk3 stayed in the bag - the Landscape images have a much crisper feel and the dynamic range seems better. Editing the files has also been a revelation, so much more information is available and easy to pull out. You can quote graph and charts and tests at me all you like - this is how I find it as a working tool.
No camera is perfect for everyone, but this is so easy to set up for different jobs. No matter what mode I am using at the time, I can tap the FEL button and instantly turn it into an action camera, a point and shoot or landscape manual camera in a fraction of a second.
When using it with a couple of 600ex-rt flash guns, the exposures on ettl are a massive improvement over he 1ds3 and 580exII's I used to use. So much more accurate and consistent. social/wedding photography with fill flash is so much more pleasing and a lot easier to nail those once in a lifetime images.
If you get one and actually use it hard, you won't be disappointed. But it still makes sense to try one for a few days if you are not sure.
Enjoy your photography whether you are a pro or a 'better than pro' amatuer (and there are plenty of those about)