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    Default Re: Very pleased with 5D Mark IV

    Having a high value camera merely as a backup seems a waste. For much of my photography either camera will cope so convenience is my reason to use both. When conditions dictate then the Mk4 will take precedence. I have always used 2 cameras for the last 45 years it just saves me so much time changing lenses as I never use zooms in the studio. When outdoors I do use zooms but again prefer not to risk contamination by changing lenses outdoors. Personal preference and years of practice have led me to this way of working and as I shoot around 20,000 images a year I shall continue with the way I like.
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    Default Re: Very pleased with 5D Mark IV

    When the EOS 5D/R-S was launched many people's mouths were gaping at the 51 MPixels. However, MK IV turned out to be more popular at almost the same price as R/S. In fact this morning I was surprised to find that a local store sells the DS at 3.212 Euro and the MK IV at 3.571 Euro (bodies only). This probably shows that the 51 MP body is not so popular despite its monstrous resolution. Could it be that the S/R monster has some design issues or do people feel uncomfortable with such high resolution?
    Any explanation?
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    I have both the IV and the DSr and they are different cameras for different purposes really. The IV is definitely the more versatile and high-end general purpose camera. The DSr is a little less versatile. However, they are both excellent in their own fields. My IV is my day-to-day carry around camera - usually with a 24-105 on it. My DSr is a tripod-only (for me anyway) camera used for planned landscape / architecture outings with a wide prime attached. I bought the DSr before the IV was released - if the IV had been available first, then I probably would not have bought a DSr at all.

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    When the 5DS pair were introduced they were a lot more expensive than the then current 5D III. Sadly in recent years new camera price appear to be stuck on a rising scale so I'm not entirely surprised that the MkIV is more than the 5DS versions. Generally as models age they also seem to get cheaper - if only because everything else gets more expensive.

    I wouldn't say there are any design faults with the 5DS cameras but they were introduced for a different purpose - that of extremely high resolution photography under controlled conditions at a lower price and in a more compact form than the medium format alternatives. To get the best out of them requires top notch lenses and top notch technique - they're more specialist cameras than enthusiast...
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    I agree that the 5DS pair could be considered quite specialist. They are not really 'all round' cameras when compared other full frames cameras - the low (standard) ISO of 100-6400 stands out for me.
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    Default Re: Very pleased with 5D Mark IV

    Thank you all for the explanations which sound quite reasonable. Although 51MP is a mouth-watering feature, I understand that it is addressing a different public. I have made up my mind that, if I upgrade from my 5D MK II, it will be MK IV.
    Vasilis

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