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Worth upgrading from 6D to 5D Mark IV?

 
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Jun 06, 2018 13:10 |  #1

hey all,

I own a 1D Mark IV and a 6D.

Mostly now a days I do travel photography and use the 6D. It has great result but was wondering if its worth making the upgrade to 5D Mark IV?

thanks guys :)


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Jun 06, 2018 13:18 |  #2

AsifSalam wrote in post #18640337 (external link)
I own a 1D Mark IV and a 6D.

Mostly now a days I do travel photography and use the 6D. It has great result but was wondering if its worth making the upgrade to 5D Mark IV?

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This is my "dream upgrade"!

Seriously, I have a 6D now, and desperately want to upgrade to a 5D4. . I believe that a 5D4 would make a big difference in the images that I produce, and would significantly increase the usefulness of the images because it would allow me to print larger while resolving the same amount of detail.

Of course it would be worth it, if you have the money to make the switch.


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Jun 08, 2018 09:57 |  #3

You will appreciate the 30 mp even though it’s just only a bit more pixels than your 6D. Iq will increase and more headroom for pushing and pulling the raw file. Also touch screen with video using dual pixel AF.

For shooting in good light I do enjoy smaller form factor. This is where there is different options for travel with smaller systems.


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Jun 08, 2018 10:03 |  #4

AlanU wrote in post #18641469 (external link)
You will appreciate the 30 mp even though it’s just only a bit more pixels than your 6D.

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6D is only 20mp.

I think that jumping from 20mp to 30mp is a huge increase, not "just only a bit more".


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Jun 08, 2018 10:28 |  #5

Another 6D owner with eyes on 5D mkIV. It would be a significant upgrade. 6DII offers me almost nothing over the 6D.


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Jun 08, 2018 11:44 |  #6

I am waiting for the next release of the 5d series to upgrade , trying to hold off, it's tough


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Jun 08, 2018 12:55 |  #7

I went from 6d to 5div and it was a huge upgrade, although I was driven by the video features. Everything is better: ergonomics - more controls, much better AF, resolution, colors, AWB-W, DPAF, great 1080p and 4k, very noticeable difference in DR, etc.




  
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Jun 08, 2018 13:04 |  #8

The size of the 5dmk4 seems smaller now compared to my 5dmk3.

The beauty of the mk4 is that you can have a lot of confidence that the low light performance will deliver. I'm currently getting that identical feeling when I use my Sony A7iii for clean images well past 12800 iso.

For travel this is where it gets interesting. If you were going to Las Vegas my Fuji system would be stellar since I could use a 16mm f/1.4, 10-24mm UWA and 56mm f/1.2 and the weight would be like nothing. Lugging my 5dmk4 with 24Lmk2, 16-35 f/2.8mk2 and 85L would be a pain in the rear.

It's all about the lighting conditions you'll be in as well as the shear joy of having a vacation. If taking photos is more of the "task" on hand or it's a photographic holiday, then this will determine if lugging heavy weight or small form factor be a valid choice.


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Jun 11, 2018 08:15 |  #9

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18641471 (external link)
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6D is only 20mp.

I think that jumping from 20mp to 30mp is a huge increase, not "just only a bit more".

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Its a major increase. my 5D4 files slow down in LR compared to the 20Mp 1Dx2 files. very noticible

Tom, I am going to get this 5D4 out this week to play with AF and with Birds in flight. I will make a post about how it compares to the 1Dx1 and 1Dx2 for performance.

Also, we both live in Washington. If you know a good 1/2 way spot that we could go in and shoot some wildlife, let me know and we can meet up. I will bring both cameras and you can play with this 5D4 before you buy one. we are 4 hrs apart but im not opposed to coming your way if we can get into some great spots to shoot. Especially mid week


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Jun 11, 2018 15:05 |  #10

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Tom, I am going to get this 5D4 out this week to play with AF and with Birds in flight. I will make a post about how it compares to the 1Dx1 and 1Dx2 for performance.

Sounds good! . I look forward to seeing your observations.

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umphotography wrote in post #18643110 (external link)
Also, we both live in Washington. If you know a good 1/2 way spot that we could go in and shoot some wildlife, let me know and we can meet up. I will bring both cameras and you can play with this 5D4 before you buy one. we are 4 hrs apart but im not opposed to coming your way if we can get into some great spots to shoot. Especially mid week

That'd be great! . Mid week works great for me . . . well, Sunday evening through Wednesday evening; I have to work on Thursdays and Fridays.

On Thursday I leave for a week and a half long trip to Alaska, but I will be back here June 25th.

I have a heck of a lot of wildlife (mostly birds) to shoot around here right now, but I don't really know of anything offhand that is halfway between us.

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Jun 11, 2018 18:09 |  #11

I will be gone in July and buried in August. I can go out midweek. Lets figure out a time to hook up


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Jun 11, 2018 18:57 as a reply to  @ umphotography's post |  #12

I'm eager to read our post, too Mike, as I have been debating between the 5Dmk IV and 1Dx Mk II.


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Jun 12, 2018 04:08 |  #13

I think it is.




  
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Jun 12, 2018 05:02 |  #14

AsifSalam wrote in post #18640337 (external link)
hey all,

I own a 1D Mark IV and a 6D.

Mostly now a days I do travel photography and use the 6D. It has great result but was wondering if its worth making the upgrade to 5D Mark IV?

thanks guys :)

The 5d4 is a good upgrade to the 6d, and in fact can mostly replace the 1d4. It has enough resolution that you can crop out the 1.3 factor of the 1d4 and have a bit more resolution and better ISO.


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Jul 22, 2018 00:55 |  #15
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5DIV is still an incredibly overpriced $3100 when they should be around $2k for what they are. No way on earth id pay $3100 for the few advantages over the 6D, absurd IMO.




  
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