If you have been reading this blog for any length of time, you probably have realized that I am not really into the technical side of photography.
Over the years, I have tried very hard to avoid the nauseating Canon vs. Nikon debates, have never had a clue to how many megapixels that my camera shoots at and would much rather just set the camera on manual and get to work.
At the same time, I have been incredibly spoiled.
Being a sports shooter at the Chicago Tribune gives me access to the best cameras and fastest lenses.
The other day, I was handed a new Canon Mark IV and last night took it for a spin during the Chicago Blackhawks’ 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
I must admit, it is a beautiful camera.
For me, being a shooter who loves to shoot in very dark places with no flash, the ability to shoot to iso 12,800 is a wonderful thing.
As for last night Hawks’ game, there wasn’t a huge difference in quality between my Mark III and IV although the colors seemed a bit more vibrant. The auto focus worked great but I never had any trouble with the Mark IIIs except for my usual user errors.
The big test will be my first attempt to shoot with the camera in available darkness.
©2010 Scott Strazzante/ Chicago Tribune