POWER OF FIVE!... or more like IV


After a long awaited few months, I've finally made the jump to the EOS 5D Mark IV. This is the first DSLR that I bought as new ever since my Nikon D810 that I purchased back in late 2014.

I'm not going to kid myself, the asking price is ridiculous right now. But whatever, I rather pay more to enjoy this feast earlier ;)


I sold all my remaining Fuji & Nikon stuff to make room for this new toy, so I'd have to rebuild my collection of lenses in the future. Is it worth it? NO If you ask me right now the answer would be HELL FXXKING YEAH. It's so worth it that I decided to buy a BG-E20 immediately after purchasing the camera body.


All I have right now are some lenses left from my 5D Mark III days. The 135mm F2L, Sigma 50mm F1.4 ART, and a shitty but compact, Chinese-manufactured, Yongnuo 35mm F2. I'm seriously looking forward to buying either a Sigma 85mm F1.4 ART or the Canon 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM II in the next two months to at least get back to a decent selection of kick-ass glass. If I have cash left I might even buy a reputable wide-angle zoom.

f:id:insigniachiaki:20170126190911j:plain(5D Mark IV, Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM, 1/320, F1.4, ISO 200)

First impressions are great. The 50mm ART still needs micro-adjustment on this new Mark IV I have, proving that it wasn't the Mark III that had problems focusing with the Sigma. I can definitely feel that Canon did a good job making the Mark IV more ergonomic than before, as it feels a bit lighter and more comfortable to hold than my impressions of the Mark III.


Touch screen is a life-saver, and Dual Pixel CMOS AF is just as incredible as it's advertised by Canon. I've never thought of myself as a person that would fall in love with touch screen functionality. But then again, I also didn't think I needed a joystick before switching from Nikon/Sony to Canon/Fuji either.

I still don't care about WIFI and GPS, though.

f:id:insigniachiaki:20170126191156j:plain(5D Mark IV, Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM, 1/250, F1.4, ISO 200)

f:id:insigniachiaki:20170126191316j:plain(5D Mark IV, Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM, 1/500, F1.4, ISO 100)

f:id:insigniachiaki:20170129155437j:plain(5D Mark IV, Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM, 1/400, F1.4, ISO 100)

f:id:insigniachiaki:20170129155549j:plain(5D Mark IV, Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM, 1/640, F1.4, ISO 100)

f:id:insigniachiaki:20170129155508j:plain(5D Mark IV, Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM, 1/2000, F1.4, ISO 100)

Coming from using 5D Mark III and 1D X, I had no problem adapting myself to the controls of the Mark IV. This new baby fixed a lot of my gripes with my previous experiences using Canon DSLRs, including a lack of info display in the OVF, less accurate AWB than how I would've liked, and just overall Nikon-fanboy hate. 


I'm not saying it's the perfect camera for me because no camera is. I do wish it has higher megapixels, I want to rip that IQ-degrading low pass filter off, and I also want it to have AF spot & metering linkage beyond the centre point like on the 1D X (OR ON ANY NIKON DLSR. HELLO? CANON? REALLY?)

Anyway, good camera. Can't wait to see what I'll find out in the next years (hopefully) to come.