Hear what travel photographer Kenny Teo has to say about his Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and how this upgrade takes his landscape photos to the next level! 

How is your experience with the EOS 5D Mark IV?

The EOS 5D Mark IV is definitely an upgrade to the EOS 5D range. The new model is also lighter than all predecessor models which is good when you’re out in the field shooting all day. 

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV | EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM | f/6.3 | ISO 250 | 1/320s

The new automated focus (AF) system is one of my favourite features. The clever Dual Pixel CMOS AF, DPAF technology includes a touch-screen to help you focus on your subject instantaneously. The new 30.4 megapixel sensor improves the dynamic range at high-ISO performance. The shadow recovery also allows you to underexpose and save highlights when you want to.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IVEF24-105mm f/4L IS USM | f/6.3 | ISO 200 | 1/160s

What makes the EOS 5D Mark IV camera a good DSLR camera for landscape photography?

In the world of landscape photography, better dynamic range and greater image quality are absolutely essential. 

Canon EOS 5D Mark IVEF24-105mm f/4L IS USM | f/8 | ISO 200 | 1/200s

The newly developed 30MP full-frame sensor offers plenty of sharpness and detail for tighter cropping at higher-resolution captures. These benefits allow for more flexibility to improve composition options and the colour rendition of images for beautiful larger print results. Autofocus speed and sensitivity down to -3 EV is also an amazing feature when snapping in dark and low light environments.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IVEF24-105mm f/4L IS USM | f/11 | ISO 160 | 1/125s

The 3.2 inch higher resolution LCD display and DPAF are great new features. The LCD display enhances colourful details and the DPAF is fully touch-enabled which makes it much easier to use. The newly implemented touch screen allows me to navigate more quickly to an exact spot to focus. Additionally, the robust camera has a professional grade, weather-sealed resistance built body. I used it quite intensively during tough weather conditions when I was traveling overseas. It has undergone a lot of dirt, moist, cold, wet, and all harsh environments and it continues to work nicely without any issues.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IVEF24-105mm f/4L IS USM | f/7.1 | ISO 320 | 1/85s

What Canon lens would you recommend to use with the 5D Mark IV for landscape photography?  

There are some good quality lenses like the Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM  and the EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM. Both are well equipped to take breathtaking wide angle shots. 

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV | EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM | f/11 | ISO 200 | 1/80s

What are some tips on using the EOS 5D Mark IV for landscape photography?

Do blending if a particular shot calls for it. Blending is great for keeping both the foreground and the background sharp, or for achieving sharp detail in one area of the photograph and capturing movement in another area. In fact, I still do exposure bracketing because I like the results better.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IVEF24-105mm f/4L IS USM | f/11 | ISO 200 | 32.0s

Check out Kenny Teo’s colourful works at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cheishichiyo/