Well the dust seemed to have finally settled after the long awaited release of Canon’s new 5D MKIV, only to be kicked up into another dust storm with the release of a slurry of new camera’s at this years Photonika.
Sony to left of me, Fuji to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you… link to the tune here
Having used the Canon 5D mkii for 4 years (I know, I should have bought the mkiii but budget was restricted back then) I feel its time for an upgrade. I bought it after making a pop video for a guy called James Arthur (you may have heard of him) watch the video below. A good friend of mine Kriss Bell had the mkii and we used it for the video – I was hooked and had to have one so went out the next day and bought it.
Don’t get me wrong the mkii is a cracking camera and has been my workhorse for all of this time, its just… well… old and a bit tired. Slow focus and struggling to catch focus is frustrating; the lower pixel count, I like to crop; the poorer quality at higher ISO and the more modest dynamic range all add up to me feeling like its time… But do I stick with Canon?
I have plenty of Canon glass, a lot of which I got at bargain prices, which I will struggle to replace without a large budget. This may not be an issue if I go for say the Sony A7Rii as I can use a metabones adapter with all of my favourite lenses, I have read that this slows the AF, so again a compromise…