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Im still using my 5D4 and 1Dx2 and I dont plan on going mirrorless until I have to. I relocated to SE Idaho and have retired. I am now going to be a Retired wildlife photographer :ROFLMAO:. I live 45 minutes from Grand Teton national park and 1 hour from west entrance to Yellowstone. Get ready for a lot of stuff from the parks captured on DSLR's
 

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Looking forward to it. Post away. Idaho is on my short list of places to move to when I retire. If it just wasn't so darn cold. :)
 
BTW, I shoot a 5IDV as well. I would love to upgrade to a mirrorless but the 5DIV is just such a perfect camera for what I need. Maybe in another generation or two the mirrorless sensors will be different enough to warrant an upgrade.
 
Im still using my 5D4 and 1Dx2 and I dont plan on going mirrorless until I have to. I relocated to SE Idaho and have retired. I am now going to be a Retired wildlife photographer :ROFLMAO:. I live 45 minutes from Grand Teton national park and 1 hour from west entrance to Yellowstone. Get ready for a lot of stuff from the parks captured on DSLR's
Wow, great location! Looking forward to your Yellowstone photos, especially in winter when the tourists are gone and only the dedicated photographers and nature enthusiasts persist.
 
While I have the R7 and R6 mk ii, I still have and use my 90D and 7D2. While I love the animal eye focus what I really like about the R's is reviewing everything in the EVF! Since my cataract surgery I need reading glasses to see up close and with the DSLR's having to balance the camera while I put on my readers to see the back screen is a pain. But that is one of the few downsides to the DSLR's, I still love them

Red Rock Canyon approach and in the canyon, Las Vegas
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I bought the 5D4 at its original price, and its sensor is still a great performer now. My first DSLR was a 5D: back then I was blown away by its ISO compared to film. However its DR was limiting with certain situations, and I also felt limited by its AF. I didn't upgrade to the 5D2 because it had the same limited AF. I did upgrade to the 5D3 because of the AF (and I also liked the bump in resolution and DR). Having come from a 5D, I knew how to figure exposure to not get banding in PP. I had a coworker go from Canon to Nikon D800. When he first pulled in RAWs, I looked on and was equally impressed how you could pull -EVs and no noise. I had a similar epiphany when I upgraded to the 5D4. It might be nice to pick up a R series mirrorless when they're on sale (just to try the new AF and an EVF). But knowing me, I wouldn't be happy with just the EF lens adapter and would want to try R lenses (which have higher retail prices). I have a 100mm EF L that's 20 years old and going strong. Since the lenses are like tanks, and the only component of the 5D4 that seems to need my attention are batteries, I think I'm also just going to stick with this system that works...up until something dies.

Since the theme of this thread is the West. Here's pics of Chaco Canyon New Mexico with the 5D4:

Rich (BB code):


 
I'm sticking with the 5D4. It does what I need (very nicely, I might add) and I don't have the money for an R6II or an R5. If/when I can afford one, I might upgrade because I shoot mostly birds and my grandsons, both of which would benefit from eye focus and higher frame rate, but I doubt that I will be in that position any time soon.

Tim
 
I’m surprised y’all haven’t embraced mirrorless. Once you do you’ll never look back. Just sayin’.
 
I’m surprised y’all haven’t embraced mirrorless. Once you do you’ll never look back. Just sayin’.
I'll be glad to let you buy me an R6II. PM me and I'll let you know where to send it. In fact, I see that you are in Seattle. I'll be there during Christmas, so we can actually meet up so that you can give it to me in person!

Just sayin'. ;)
 
I'll be glad to let you buy me an R6II. PM me and I'll let you know where to send it. In fact, I see that you are in Seattle. I'll be there during Christmas, so we can actually meet up so that you can give it to me in person!

Just sayin'. ;)
Go back to bed. You’re drunk. Hahahaha. ;) :whistle: :confused::ROFLMAO: :love:
 
I’m surprised y’all haven’t embraced mirrorless. Once you do you’ll never look back. Just sayin’.
Oh, I've embraces mirrorless. My wallet on the other hand... Not so much. :)
 
Yeah and for me that RF glass is a major hit to the wallet too! :(
Yeah, if/when I end up with a mirrorless body, I expect that I'll have to rely on an adapter because there is no way I will ever have enough money for both the body and replacements for my lenses.

Tim
 
My wife sent me to buy a mirrorless (R6II) just before our planned cruise to the Rhine. I use all my EF/EF-S glass and I am very happy with the performance.

Coming to think about it, she told me to go and buy my first AutoFocus camera (Canon 630), after we came back from our first major vacation (Amsterdam/London) and all my photos were black in half of the frame (shutter curtain failed in my 20 year old Canon FTb). Uncharacteristically, she used the word 'damned' (as in 'go and replace your 'damned' camera with a modern one') back in 1989-90...:eek:

She watched me salivating over a R6, R7 etc and not jumping in 'because I see no compelling reason to replace my 5DIII'...She said 'I'll give you a compelling reason... I'm telling you to go and buy it!...'😂🤣😂
 
Yeah and for me that RF glass is a major hit to the wallet too! :(

Don't turn your nose up at EF glass, with the control ring EF L glass is great. I still use my EF 100-400Lii with the R7 and R6ii same with the 100 Macro.

Of course having said that I love my RF 100-400 and the RF 1.4x !
 
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