After running my Canon EOS 5D Mark II for over seven years, I have finally taken the plunge and ordered a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.
I am very keen to experiment with more low-light photography and take advantage of the low-light performance it offers.
While I rarely shoot beyond ISO 400, I have needed to shoot some images at ISO 3,200, and frankly on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, ISO 3,200 is noisy. The starfield images I shot in the African wilderness look great at small-to-medium sizes; but at much larger sizes the noise is very evident. I am interested to see how the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV performs at the same ISO rating.
The in-built GPS receiver is a very appealing feature, as for years I have been recording the GPS coordinates of my shooting locations by using a smartphone app. Now, the camera will do that automatically and embed the GPS coordinates within the metadata, which makes it fuss-free.
Being able to control the camera via Canon‘s app is also very appealing. I have not yet checked whether my remote release (Canon TC-80N3) is compatible with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, but either way, I may not need it.
This is a big upgrade for me, as I am generally not inclined to change cameras very often (this will be my fifth EOS camera in 17 years); but it is now time for me to take advantage of the technology available in current-generation cameras.
Whether this new camera will change the way I shoot, or whether it will provide my images with an obvious improvement in image quality is yet to be seen, but bring it on.