The EOS 5D Mark IV can do many things well, but in the hands of portrait photographer Lorenzo Agius it performed to another level, with its blend of speed, quality and flexibility enabling genuinely new ways of working.
Lorenzo Agius is a busy man, shooting a mixture of fashion and portraiture for big-name clients. Nevertheless, when the opportunity to try out one of the very first pre-production EOS 5D Mark IV cameras came along, he made sure he had time to fit it into his schedule.
Over the course of a long weekend he managed two shoots, one in his studio and another on location, putting the camera through its paces and testing virtually all of its new features. Was he impressed? “I found the camera pretty much faultless,” he declares, adding that its mixture of speed and quality is an ideal combination. “I can shoot much faster than I can when I’m using my EOS 5DS and that is such an advantage. Doing fashion work and portraits you sometimes need to shoot more frames per second to grab that moment.”
The EOS 5D Mark IV captures its 30 megapixel RAW frames at a top rate of 7fps, and can only deal with that amount of data thanks to the development of the DIGIC 6+ processor, which also helps with image quality. “When I shot on location I noticed straight away that images had more dynamic range. If light levels change unpredictably, or the subject moves slightly out of the light, I know I can bring back that brightness in post-production without sacrificing any image quality.
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