Articles Tagged 'Canon'

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM: Rubber Deterioration

Owners of the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM may be quite familiar with the rubber coating on the majority of the lens barrel towards the rear. Over time, and particularly with heat, the rubber deteriorates and becomes unpleasantly sticky, reminiscent of melted electrical tape. The rubber coating on mine is in a bad state [ read more ]

Kenya Trip 2019 - Gear to Take

Very soon, we are departing for Kenya, for what will be our first visit to Africa since 2015. Naturally, there is some preparation in terms of photographic equipment.  A photographic safari requires a considerable amount of gear. Here is a view of the equipment we would like to take with us: And here is a [ read more ]

My New Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

This is my new Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM. This is a lens I first tried in 2008.  It took nine years before I decided to buy one, and it is my third Canon EF super telephoto lens, joining its bigger brothers, the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM and the Canon EF 400mm [ read more ]

Latest Lovelies

I rarely capture photographs of the gear I use to capture photographs, but this year has seen some changes to my camera and lens rig. These are two of my latest 'lovelies': a Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM, which I purchased on 12/01/2017 to replace my long-serving Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM; and [ read more ]

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Coming Soon

After running my Canon EOS 5D Mark II for over seven years, I have finally taken the plunge and ordered a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. I am looking forward to experiencing the significant feature additions and improvements the latest model offers over the substantially old (2008 model) Canon EOS 5D Mark II. I am [ 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 ]