Awesome camera. I've wanted a full frame Canon digital for some time and was always a bit put off by the price. In my mind I couldn't justify spending more on a camera than I would on a s/h motorbike as I'm just an average amateur snapper (just an average amateur everything really.......). I've had, and still got, Canon film cameras, including an EOS 3 which I got last year, so I have quite a few EF lenses. In fact it was the EOS 3 which decided me getting the 5d4, I wanted the digital version of it, it was that good even if the film photographs weren't as good as I'd hoped.
So as I'm not getting any younger I threw caution to the wind and ordered a 5d4 from an Amazon marketplace trader. When it came I charged the battery and had a play. I put my EF 50mm f1.4 on it and pointed it at a lot of things and took pictures of them. One of the things I took a picture of was a bright star, in a black sky, with nothing else visible. The camera focused on it straight away so I pressed the shutter. Looking at the image I couldn't believe how many stars were in it, yet you couldn't see them with the naked eye but the camera did. Fantastic!
However, over the coming days it became apparent that my EF full frame lenses that I've had for a long time were not up to the standard that you need for a 5d4 to get the best results from it. I worked out that some of my EF lenses were over 30 years old................older than some countries. (It also explained why my EOS 3 photos were a bit 'off' when using the older lenses)
Apart from the 50mm 1.4 lens all my others were not really up to the accuracy I wanted so a new lens was ordered, a 24-105mm, which when attached and used with the 5d4 gave the clarity and definition I was hoping for from this camera.
So my advice would would be to get this camera, it's a fantastic piece of kit, but make sure you've got decent lenses to go with it, preferably 'L' series, but if you can't stretch to that then any recently introduced EF enthusiast lens as these will be designed and manufactured primarily for full frame digital Canons.
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