In mid-February, the sun already spoiled us with spring-like temperatures. The mercury column rose to 18 degrees in the shade and the bright blue sky invited us to take our first photos. This beautiful weather came just at the right time to inaugurate my new full-frame camera EOS 5D Mark IV.
Yes you read that right, after a long time of sports photography and championing APS-C technology I have also switched to full frame. My premise is now no longer min. 10 frames/sec. but rather depth of field and less noise at open aperture and low light as well as more dynamic range.
For this reason I sold my EOS 7D Mark II after just under 10,000 exposures. Don’t get me wrong, for friends of sports photography, no matter if the offspring plays football, the daughter dances or rides, there is nothing better. Unless you put 10,000 euros and more on the table. Focusing on fast-moving objects is quite simply the speciality of an EOS 7D Mark II.
I also had to part with my beloved wide-angle lens EF-S 10-22 mm F/3.5-4.5 USM. This lens no longer fits a full-frame body.
So I screwed an EF 24-70 L 2.8 onto my new 5D and set off at the weekend. First I went to the Fockeberg, then to Leipzig city centre to try out my camera. Attached you will find a small selection of my snapshots. I have to admit that I was a bit impressed by the quality of the pictures. Maybe the camera delivers sharper images due to its larger sensor, or maybe the L-lenses are simply better adapted to a full-frame camera.
The photo from the Mädlerpassage (ISO 1000 / aperture 8 ) alone, without a tripod or other aids, says it all. I am now really looking forward to using the camera at night and in the blue hour. That spring can’t be too far away is also proven by the cover picture, which I also captured during my foray.
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