Articles Tagged 'Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM'

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 ]

Lenses: Primes vs. Zooms

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 use [ 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 ]