Articles - Equipment

Canon Standard L Zooms: 24-70/2.8L vs. 24-105/4L IS

Introduction Canon presently offers two L-series, professional-grade, constant-aperture standard zoom lenses: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM; and Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM. Very frequently in photography forums, the issue of which lens to choose arises - often enough that it is worth an entire article to break down each lens's strengths and weaknesses in... [more]

The UV Filter Debate

The debate about the use of ultra-violet (UV) filters (or not) is one of those issues which polarises (pardon the pun) the photography community. There have probably been more arguments over use of UV filters than there have been Canon vs. Nikon skirmishes. My own position on the use of UV filters is well documented... [more]

Equipment I Use - Camera and Lenses

As a photographer I believe that the ability of a person to capture photographic images is more important than the equipment used in the process. However, and somewhat at odds with that ideal, I also believe that quality equipment is a vital part of the ingredients that go into producing a great image. Put simply... [more]

What Goes into my Seascapes

I have lately received some very big compliments about my seascapes from people on the Internet, some of whom have expressed their desire or dream to be able to do what I do. It got me thinking. While it is incredibly humbling and satisfying to receive such nice, genuine compliments, what I do is not... [more]