Articles Tagged '800mm'

How Large is the Moon in a Photograph?

During the early morning of Saturday, 28 July, 2018, a special celestial event was to occur: a total lunar eclipse, resulting in a red moon - one like this: I captured this particular red moon on 28 August, 2007.  Incidentally, it was the first and last red moon I captured! For the most recent total lunar eclipse, I planned to rise early [ read more ]

Lenses: Primes vs. Zooms

Introduction In the photography world, the topic of prime lenses vs. zoom lenses is one of those enduring debates. As someone who has used both types of lenses extensively over the years, I will offer my views both for and against both types. Let me preface by saying that I made a conscious choice to [ read more ]

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM - Almost

Last week I had an opportunity to purchase a second-hand Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM at a very cheap price. The big 500 is a lens I have long wanted, and it is an ideal lens and focal length for wildlife photography. I decided to have a look at it, and I spent a fair bit [ read more ]