Canon Explorer Ulla Lohmann zooms in on a lava lake at the base of one of Vanuatu’s active volcanoes.
It was whilst in the depths of the volcano that Ulla discovered how good the EOS 5D Mark IV touchscreen was and how it made her life infinitely easier. “For me the Live View touchscreen was so fantastic. Wearing my heat gloves usually gives me problems with operability because I don't have much finger dexterity, but with the new touchscreen it meant that I could adjust settings and set focus and sharpness on the back of the camera just by touching the LCD. For me it’s more intuitive for shooting faster and for video it’s even better because you can pull focus while filming, which is so handy. Plus in Live View you can focus down to EV-4, making it amazing for low light work.
“Also on the back of the camera is a new button which allows to change focus points while you are still looking through the viewfinder. All these improvements have been a logical progression over the 5D Mark III. Plus it feels so good in the hand. It’s lighter to carry than the old model, too, which makes a big difference –especially when I am climbing up and down a volcano!”