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KariP Veteran Member • Posts: 5,671
Re: 5DMkIV is the best alternative

Photoclever wrote:

KariP wrote:

The price is not terrible high. Expensive still, I bought mine in 2019 when I found a bargain

I just compared 5DMkIV and the new R5 - there are tests available ...

5DMkIV has perhaps better sensor for landscapes - sometimes you need more dynamic range. Higher ISO RAW files are noise free and great for editing.

R5 is great but it is not better for landscapes. Surprisingly.

The new R5 has much higher resolution and also has greater DR, so I'm not sure how you concluded that the 5D4 is equal to it for landscapes.

Versus the 5Ds or 5DsR the 5D4 has more DR but 5Ds resolution matches the R5. I would take the resolution. The only time the 5Ds doesn't have enough DR is when the sun is in the frame, and when that happens there's a good chance you will be blending 2 or more exposures on any camera. But the resolution difference is in every shot.

That said any of the three can do a good job. It has been years since there has been a camera model which couldn't produce a decent landscape to at least 16x24" print size.

35 vs 45 megapixels is not "much higher". Possibly visible in very big prints.

There are not many tests comparing sensors - i have found just one (Digitalcameraworld). 5DMIV had as good or better (higher ISO) dynamic range and less noise. I have not seen any tests that tell that R5 has greater DR.

We have perhaps a very different landscape around us. I'm taking photographs often by the sea and sometimes in winter when there is bright snow or reflective ice - and at the same time dark shadows - i really know the need for more DR  

Price is the important factor...

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I started SLR film photography in 1968, first DSLR was Canon 40D in 2007. Now Fujifilm X-E3 and X-H1 for nature, walking around ,traveling/landscapes - fantastic 5DMkIV for landscapes, macro , BIF ... .

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