OK, I admit it. I love technology. I love the latest and greatest. I always thought that Canon's 1-series cameras were going to be just out of reach for me. Then, a stroke of luck, some extra cash, a quick sale of an almost new 7D and here I sit with a new Canon 1D Mark IV. I feel extremely fortunate. It's only been a couple of days with this new state of the art machine but there's so much to love about it already:
- The new 45 point auto focus system is great. No hunting in low light (like my 5D Mark II often does)
- High ISO shots are fabulous. I've shot at ISO 8000 which cleans up nicely with even the default settings in Noiseware Professional noise reduction software
- The noise pattern itself is more pleasing (to me) as compared to the Canon 7D
- I think I like the 1.3 crop factor better than the 1.6 but I still like full frame (5D Mark II).
- The feature set like spot metering on the AF point
- The new AI Servo for action shots