Upgraded to the 5D MK II instead of the 5D MK IV

Started 6 months ago | Discussions thread
Flat view
kreygscott Senior Member • Posts: 1,275
Upgraded to the 5D MK II instead of the 5D MK IV

For a long while I've contemplated whether I should upgrade to a Full Frame DSLR. Having had the opportunity to test out the new 5D MK IV and an older 5D MK II I opted to go with the MK II version. Why would you opt to go with an older version offering less megapixels, dynamic range, resolution and not to slower autofocus? Well for me it's quite simple. Upgrading to the 5D MK IV would mean me not only upgrading my 2009 Macbook Pro but also my current versions of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. You see as a Landscape Photographer the dynamic range, coupled with the resolution and detail I get with 22 megapixels is more than enough for me when making 48" by 32" prints not to mention offering a fast enough workflow when processing my images. And yes as I mentioned the auto focus of the MK IV is simply surperb but that really doesn't matter to me as someone who only focus manually. Below are a couple of my images shot this weekend with my new 5D MK II which might I add I had the shutter mechanisim, LCD and mirror replaced by Canon effectively making it pretty much a new DSLR.

-- hide signature --

My Website
My Stock Portfolio
My Blog

 kreygscott's gear list:kreygscott's gear list
Canon PowerShot S110 Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS 50D Canon EOS 7D Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM +12 more
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
If you believe there are incorrect tags, please send us this post using our feedback form.
Flat view
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow