Articles Tagged 'Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM'

Macro Photography Without a Macro Lens

It has been a long time since I shot a macro image, and in all honesty, I am not a great macro photographer. In 2017, I sold my macro lens, as I was making changes to my gear lineup, and it was a lens that was rarely used, and did not really suit my wants [ 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 ]

Luxurious Hydration

Lately we have been buying and drinking a lot of wine.  Tough life, I know. The cellar - actually a climate-controlled refrigerator specifically for wine - has got rather full, and I have lately felt inspired to photograph some of the good stuff. For inspiration I had been looking at other marketing-style images of wine [ read more ]

New Camera Bag: Lowepro Nova 190 AW

After having 'Lowepro bag for light travel' on my list of things to buy for a year or two, today I finally purchased said camera bag. Hitherto, my camera bag rig consisted of a Lowepro Mini Trekker AW and an often-used 12-year-old shoulder bag which needed replacement.  I also have a Crumpler 5 Million Dollar [ read 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 [ read more ]