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What can I expect to gain going from EOS 50D to EOS 5D MKIV?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael for sharing your experience.

The Canon 5DIV will need faster focus screen for lenses faster than f/2.8. The focus screen is fixed in 5DIV, requires some tech work to change. Note these fast focus screens begin to get dark at apertures over f/4 or so, making for limited use with slower lenses.

Another important point maybe missed is the 5DIV mirror will hit some 50mm and wider lenses.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the issue of mirror collision has been addressed here as well as other forums,
so it's a fairly well-known and understood situation.

A link was posted to another well-known forum about compatibility of many lenses
for the 5D & 6D full-frame Canon cameras, and is apparently still ongoing with additions
and updates. It offers information specifically about mirror collision and whether it's
fixable or not, and how extensive any needed modification(s) are:
https://www.panoramaplanet.de/comp/index.html

377 lenses currently listed.



At any rate, I'll reserve final judgement on a focusing screen until after I've had the 5D for a bit.
It makes good sense to use it a bit in my own way to have a better understanding of things.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the Canon EF 28-135 on my APS-C Canon XT. Nice on the FF 5D too! I used it when I was feeling lazy, or needed the AF. Sold because MF primes have so much more IQ. The Canon EF 28-128 is no slouch however. It has the record for longest-in-production of any Canon lens for a reason. A pleasant surprise in store for you imho.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

visualopsins wrote:
I had the Canon EF 28-135 on my APS-C Canon XT. Nice on the FF 5D too!
Thanks for the shout-out about FF use.
Nice to hear it's a good FF performer.

Yes, I've had the 28-135 twice now.
They were each purchased from full-frame users, in fact.

All the way back to the XTi and then into the 40D, was the first copy.
That lens with the 40D grabbed some pictures of a ballooning event
from cloudless midday light to after dark, which still impress me as standouts.
I've had another copy for around a year, and like it as much with the 50D.

I appreciate the mention that it should also be a good one for use with a 5D.


PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

5D MKIV on its way to me; should arrive tomorrow.

9044 clicks, 9143 mirror lifts.
Actual price $1850 US.
Includes original retail body-only package and contents.

Thanks go to "dear old dad."
Disinherited by him in his will, he seemingly assumed a disinheritance declaration
would trump everything about me. He was wrong or missed it.
Some IRA accounts had beneficiary declarations, naming my brother and I as sole
beneficiaries. Those declarations are de-facto legal standards, so the proceeds
have gone to my brother and myself.

So, even though "dear old dad" wasn't ever satisfied with how much I didn't
mold myself into his own image, he's just purchased me a camera I've wanted
for a long time, while still leaving some not-insignificant money in the bank. Wink

Amazing, as he was always so controlling and diligent with all financial matters,
down to the last penny of everything.


PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To err is to be human. So he was that after all...


Enjoy the new cam, man Like 1 .


PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sciolist wrote:
To err is to be human. So he was that after all...


Enjoy the new cam, man Like 1 .


I suppose he had his moments with others, which I never rated for,
but thanks for the thought.

The camera indeed arrived today. It's amazing. Shocked
Seller's description fell short of actual condition.
While it can be seen that it has been handled by person(s),
it truly looks like a factory-new item otherwise.
Shipped in genuine retail box with all contents, as well.

The battery is now charging to full, then I have a lot of time ahead of me
to get acquainted with this wonderful thing before I'll be able to use it properly.
It's already got my Tammy 28-80 on board, and I'm not terribly pleased with
what I see through the viewfinder, but I haven't yet even looked through it
while wearing my glasses. I'll find out what Live View offers for that, and probably
discover other focus confirmation I never had with my crop bodies.

It's a different beast, indeed, from what I know, but I sure am excited to have
the opportunity to tame this new beast!


PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it here yet?