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Canon 5D Mark IV -- Time to Discuss!

 
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Oct 14, 2016 14:47 |  #3886

planet5D wrote in post #18156904 (external link)
Tony Northrup posts short review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV...
https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=yZY0BDMVIoQ (external link)

My Short summary: he thinks it should have EVF, 50mp, different 4k codec and no crop in 4k video and wishes it didn't have an AA filter. He'd rather shoot the Canon EOS 5DsR for more 'detail'

I thing many of us would give different opinion but he's entitled to his :)

I happen to love mine

Different horses... At this point in time, I would not buy a new camera from Canon without the new DPAF, built in wifi and touchscreen just to name a few new features. If I had $3500 laying around to spend on a new body, the 5D4 would win every time.


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Oct 14, 2016 14:56 |  #3887

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18156511 (external link)
My first question is "why is the camera trying to talk to the lens when the switch is off?".


The camera gets lonely?

Likely this all began with the 20D and "instant on"

That was when it started that every time you put in a battery, upon closing the battery door, the camera light woudl blink red for a fraction of a second.
Before that you had to wait a LONG time to go from off to shooting.


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Oct 14, 2016 17:14 |  #3888

I sent some images to a friend who has a photography shop. He does portraits, printing, restorations, some specialty commercial stuff.

I sent him some high ISO images and he is cursing me as he feels he needs one to upgrade from his 6d.




  
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Oct 14, 2016 17:43 |  #3889

Any 3rd party grips available yet?



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Oct 14, 2016 18:58 |  #3890

mike_d wrote in post #18155587 (external link)
Ok. Hopefully Sterlingtek and Wasabi batteries work. If not, I have a Wasabi charger.

I have Sterlingtek batteries from my 5D3 and it charges fine on the OEM charger.


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Oct 14, 2016 19:02 |  #3891

Neilyb wrote in post #18155158 (external link)
Just wondering. Jake, have you updated your firmware to 1.0.2? What about the rest of us? Mine is still 1.0.1. Canon and Nikon are known to add bug fixes in their firmware.

My camera already had firmware 1.0.2 out of the box.


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Oct 14, 2016 19:05 |  #3892

PhotogNY wrote in post #18157057 (external link)
Any 3rd party grips available yet?

Haven't seen any and I'd give it another few more months. I'm always a big fan of grips because it increases the body size but I'm getting accustomed to no grip. Not to mention that the BG-E20 is pricey.

I bought my OEM 5D3 grip on this forum for $200. If the BG-E20 is almost $400, I'm guessing aftermarket would be half that.


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Oct 14, 2016 20:45 |  #3893

Folks, this thread just got a bit shorter. Please keep the politics off of POTN (and re-read the rules for a nice refresher on the subject :-))


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Oct 14, 2016 22:21 |  #3894

I have talked myself into and out of this camera so many times my head hurts. The focus system seem amazing. Then you read of outer focal point issues. You see great examples of straight out of the camera then see random shots where white balance problems pop up ect. ect ect....Was just about to pull the trigger on the mrk 4 when I find out the pocket wizards do not work and a time line for a fix may not come anytime soon. I have about half a dozen senior shoots to do in the next few weeks and that really becomes a problem...ahhhh so frustrating ...Did the mark 3 have these types of issues when it first came out? Did firmware upgrades fix any initial issues with the mrk3 ?




  
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Oct 14, 2016 22:27 |  #3895

flashpoint99 wrote in post #18157229 (external link)
I have talked myself into and out of this camera so many times my head hurts. The focus system seem amazing. Then you read of outer focal point issues. You see great examples of straight out of the camera then see random shots where white balance problems pop up ect. ect ect....Was just about to pull the trigger on the mrk 4 when I find out the pocket wizards do not work and a time line for a fix may not come anytime soon. I have about half a dozen senior shoots to do in the next few weeks and that really becomes a problem...ahhhh so frustrating ...Did the mark 3 have these types of issues when it first came out? Did firmware upgrades fix any initial issues with the mrk3 ?

The only early issue I recall on the 5D3 was the light leak from the LCD. It was a minor issue that was quickly fixed. Still, this is why I prefer to wait a bit when a new camera hits the streets. I only have one camera so I don't want to ship it off for repair.




  
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Oct 15, 2016 02:46 |  #3896

flashpoint99 wrote in post #18157229 (external link)
I have talked myself into and out of this camera so many times my head hurts. The focus system seem amazing. Then you read of outer focal point issues. You see great examples of straight out of the camera then see random shots where white balance problems pop up ect. ect ect....Was just about to pull the trigger on the mrk 4 when I find out the pocket wizards do not work and a time line for a fix may not come anytime soon. I have about half a dozen senior shoots to do in the next few weeks and that really becomes a problem...ahhhh so frustrating ...Did the mark 3 have these types of issues when it first came out? Did firmware upgrades fix any initial issues with the mrk3 ?

Agree it's always best to wait about six months, but you know how the "must have it now" bug bites. You make excellent points and immediate needs are relative. However, after all of the reading I have done, I think the only undesirable issue that will never be changed or fixed is the 4K video limitations. Personally, I couldn't give two hoots about 4K. 1080P is good enough for me since I do not intend to use a DSLR as a cinema camera. I would need to see more examples of the random white balance problems you are referring to. I haven't seen this stick out as a significant issue in all the stuff I've been reading.




  
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Oct 15, 2016 03:04 |  #3897

I wouldn't be too worried. A lot of these early time issues are due to accidental wrong settings by the new and unfamiliar user or chance errors that pop up with any camera once in while.
I have been using my new 5D4 for three weeks now without any issues. Using it for indoor sport shooting, birds in flight, portraits and object shots while using my yongnuo ETTL triggers with my speedlights.
No problems....
Fast AF -faster than the mark III - and excellent low light performance.


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Oct 15, 2016 04:05 |  #3898

vk2gwk wrote in post #18157313 (external link)
I wouldn't be too worried. A lot of these early time issues are due to accidental wrong settings by the new and unfamiliar user or chance errors that pop up with any camera once in while.
I have been using my new 5D4 for three weeks now without any issues. Using it for indoor sport shooting, birds in flight, portraits and object shots while using my yongnuo ETTL triggers with my speedlights.
No problems....
Fast AF -faster than the mark III - and excellent low light performance.

I agree.

No problems to report apart from the larger file size and the amount of in focus shots to choose from making my culls a bit harder.




  
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Oct 15, 2016 10:25 |  #3899

I am still experiencing a VERY low keeper rate....
I went up on the moors today to photograph some deer. I ended up sitting about 15 meters away from them and the light was good for a change. I took over 500 shoots and I doubt that 20% of them were sharp. I was using my 500f4 which on my 6D would have resulted in probably an 80% in focus rate.
I cant think of anything I am doing that is causing this....I carried out MFA adjustments and the lens needs +7. I even set up another test chart after viewing todays results and the lens shows as spot on at +7 so I know that side of things is good.
I was in case 1, slow continuos shooting and A1 servo... In manual at 1/750 f5.6 and auto iso. I was handholding, but from past experience with my 6D and this lens the shutter speed should be fast enough. I did try a few shots using single shot and one shot AF but these results were similar.
Its getting to the point where I am going to return the camera for an exchange...
Any ideas would be appreciated....


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Oct 15, 2016 10:29 |  #3900

My experience has been quite different. I get a high percentage of keepers with my 500. Sounds to me like something is wrong.


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