Articles Tagged 'Manfrotto'

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 ]

Travel and Tripod Tales of Woe

Last week we flew into Tel Aviv via Hong Kong. The airlines unfortunately left half the HGK-TLV flight's luggage in Hong Kong, including all our clothes, and my tripod — a Manfrotto MT293A4 and 494RC2 travel tripod combo I had specifically bought for this trip. The morning after we arrived, we had to go buy [ read more ]

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 [ read more ]

New Tripod Rig

This afternoon I bought a new tripod rig to replace my aging, mildly limiting and severely weathered tripod rig. I purchased a: Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod; Manfrotto 322RC2; grip ball head and Manfrotto MBAG80PN 80cm padded tripod bag. It all came bundled as a kit. Manfrotto 055XPRO Tripod I recently researched tripods and decided I wanted [ read more ]