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

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kreygscott
kreygscott Senior Member • Posts: 1,278
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.

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Re: Upgraded to the 5D MK II instead of the 5D MK IV
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kreygscott wrote:

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.

Why would you have to upgrade Photoshop?

lewiedude2
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Re: Upgraded to the 5D MK II instead of the 5D MK IV

Good question. I would venture to guess that his 2009 laptop has a version that is, shall we say, un-upgradable?

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kreygscott
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Re: Upgraded to the 5D MK II instead of the 5D MK IV

sabrina81 wrote:

kreygscott wrote:

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.

Why would you have to upgrade Photoshop?

I'm currently using Adobe Photoshop 2014.

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Re: Upgraded to the 5D MK II instead of the 5D MK IV
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kreygscott wrote:

sabrina81 wrote:

kreygscott wrote:

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.

Why would you have to upgrade Photoshop?

I'm currently using Adobe Photoshop 2014.

That doesn't answer my question. Why would you have to upgrade PS 2014 if you had a 5D iv? (The reason I ask is because I'm using CS6 -- released in 2012 -- and I haven't needed to upgrade.)

kreygscott
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Re: Upgraded to the 5D MK II instead of the 5D MK IV

sabrina81 wrote:

kreygscott wrote:

sabrina81 wrote:

kreygscott wrote:

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.

Why would you have to upgrade Photoshop?

I'm currently using Adobe Photoshop 2014.

That doesn't answer my question. Why would you have to upgrade PS 2014 if you had a 5D iv? (The reason I ask is because I'm using CS6 -- released in 2012 -- and I haven't needed to upgrade.)

Oh. Well thanks for clearing that up. I was told by the guy at Apple that I would need to upgrade my current version of Photoshop.

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Canon PowerShot S110 Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS 7D Canon EF-S 10-22mm F3.5-4.5 USM Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM +10 more
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Re: Upgraded to the 5D MK II instead of the 5D MK IV
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kreygscott wrote:

sabrina81 wrote:

kreygscott wrote:

sabrina81 wrote:

kreygscott wrote:

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.

Why would you have to upgrade Photoshop?

I'm currently using Adobe Photoshop 2014.

That doesn't answer my question. Why would you have to upgrade PS 2014 if you had a 5D iv? (The reason I ask is because I'm using CS6 -- released in 2012 -- and I haven't needed to upgrade.)

Oh. Well thanks for clearing that up. I was told by the guy at Apple that I would need to upgrade my current version of Photoshop.

I think he was mistaken. It might have been a good idea to ask him why he thought an upgrade would be necessary.

kreygscott
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Re: Upgraded to the 5D MK II instead of the 5D MK IV

sabrina81 wrote:

kreygscott wrote:

sabrina81 wrote:

kreygscott wrote:

sabrina81 wrote:

kreygscott wrote:

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.

Why would you have to upgrade Photoshop?

I'm currently using Adobe Photoshop 2014.

That doesn't answer my question. Why would you have to upgrade PS 2014 if you had a 5D iv? (The reason I ask is because I'm using CS6 -- released in 2012 -- and I haven't needed to upgrade.)

Oh. Well thanks for clearing that up. I was told by the guy at Apple that I would need to upgrade my current version of Photoshop.

I think he was mistaken. It might have been a good idea to ask him why he thought an upgrade would be necessary.

I think you're right Sabrina. I guess in the end it only helped me make my final decision to go with the MK II.

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Canon PowerShot S110 Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS 7D Canon EF-S 10-22mm F3.5-4.5 USM Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM +10 more
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