Articles Tagged 'Equipment'

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 [ continue reading ]

Farewell, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Today I sold my Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM lens.  For a month or two, I had been thinking of offloading it, and once or twice previously, I had entertained the thought of selling it.  I was recently put into contact with someone who might be interested in it, and today the buyer collected [ continue reading ]

My New 'Grab and Go' Rig

Last year I bought a Lowepro Fastpack BP 250 AW II camera backpack for an international trip.  I found it to be an excellent backpack which allows me to carry a good amount of photography gear (including a small tripod) as well as my 17" MacBook Pro.  I was tired of carrying a separate laptop [ continue reading ]

New Lens: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

Today ushered in a new chapter in my photography, and simultaneously closed another.  A new lens joined its brethren here in my photography den; and an old friend parted ways.  Now, I am not one to buy gear very often.  My days of 'Gear Acquisition Syndrome' (GAS) are well and truly behind me; and I have [ continue reading ]

New Backpack and Tripod

It is not very often that I discuss photography gear, but given that I purchased a few new items of gear today, I figured it was worth relating the story.  Soon enough, we are heading overseas on a trip to Israel, followed by a small soujorn to Czechia for a few days.  As is always [ continue reading ]

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 [ continue reading ]