Canon 5DS For Wildlife Mini-Review

I’ll admit I was nervous. I recently went to the arctic and had an amazing trip, photographing polar bears, walrus, and more in autumn light. Before the trip, I only had a Canon 5D MkIII which, while still a great camera, is getting a little old. I wasn’t sure what the right camera to bring would be given the new Canon 5DS seemed to have more resolution than I needed (making workflow in the field a pain) and hadn’t gotten great reviews for its high ISO performance.

A Polar Bear Crime Scene

Our ship sailed gracefully past the edge of the ice demarcating the edge of the north pole. We spotted a group of seals, happily playing on the ice. Or so it seemed. As we got closer, a trail of blood appeared.

A trail of blood

A trail of blood