Anyone else going to wait for 5D Mark V

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janez Contributing Member • Posts: 555
Re: Anyone else going to wait for 5D Mark V
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TheBlackGrouse wrote:

janez wrote:

TheBlackGrouse wrote:

janez wrote:

TheBlackGrouse wrote:

Adam2 wrote:

JamesK wrote:

Came close this morning to jumping on the 5R. Spent about an hour calculating sale price for my Mark III and a few lenses. Fortunately common sense eventually prevailed. I tried the RP and although a nice camera I just could not get used to the “small” form factor. I really like size and feel of a dslr. So patiently going to wait till 4th quarter and hope some announcement from Canon for a Mark V. Happy shooting everyone.

This isn’t definitive but as I’ve been observing in the camera industry’s contraction they are focusing on the most profitable sectors.

https://www.canonrumors.com/there-will-not-be-an-eos-5d-mark-v-cr2/

On the flip side, it may preserve what little value is left in this highly capable dslr which still holds its own in 2020.

Then why not take the sensor of the 5R, use parts of the AF of the 1DXIII, put it in the 5DIV body that has proven itself and you have a 5DV at very low costs.

You have a group of buyers waiting for a 5DV, easy as that.

I believe Canon is going to do just that. But at this moment they don't want 5D users to wait for next DSLR. They want them to buy R5 and those rumours are part of that,

Yes, that makes sense. It may be a risky strategy though. Camera shop managers see many Canon users switch to other brands because Canon keeps its customers in the dark.

In my case, last year I wanted to buy a 500 prime but didn't do it because of the uncertainty about 5DV and 7D3. So now I have money for a new camera and a very expensive tele lens. Switching is becoming more and more easy.

Being a Canon fan, I don't want to switch but I don't want to be forced to buy things that are a step backwards like the current EVF.

What do you mean with "backwards like the current EVF"?

The current EVFs are not suitable for sports and wildlife shooters.

I agree that OVF looks better but that doesn't necessary means that it delivers better resoults. There are several dissadvantages of mirrorless but I think EVF is no one of them. Zero lag OVF doesn't help much with really fast action because photographer can not react in time to get a perfect shot. High framerate is important and also focusing methods that mirrorless can deliver and are not possible on OVF.

Battery life is terrible, too much lag and eye strain. There are definitely a step backwards.

For sure, they will get better and for many photographers they are working fine, but not for these groups. Canon did produce the 1DXIII for that reason, looking at the upcoming Olympics (before the Covid events).

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