Equipment Reviews

Canon 6D Mark II setup for wildlife photography

INTRODUCTION Canon’s EOS 6D Mark II is a newly-released “entry-level” full frame camera that replaces the 6D.  The 6D range is Canon’s least-expensive full-frame series.  The original 6D had an excellent full-frame sensor and was known as a strong low light performer.  The new camera builds on that with a higher-resolution 26 megapixel sensor, further […]

Canon 80D, Setup for Wildlife Photography

INTRODUCTION Canon’s EOS 80D is the most recent release, in a very popular series of cameras that began with the EOS 10D.  It represents Canon’s latest model in the middle of their camera range. Historically this series of cameras has provided many of the features of more expensive Canon full-frame bodies, but with a smaller […]

Using the Canon 5DSR for photographing African wildlife

Canon 5DSR with EF 24-70L f4 IS. Canon released two new full frame cameras, the 5DS and 5DSR, in the last half of 2015.  Although their 50 megapixel sensors grabbed the headlines, I was equally interested in the numerous other updates and advances that were part of the feature set.  In particular, I was eager […]

Canon 7D Mark 2 compared to Canon 1D Mark 4

Canon’s 7D Mark 2 is in my opinion and at the time of writing, the best APS-C crop-sensor dslr for wildlife, to come from this manufacturer.     The camera is extremely well-featured, so much so that it competes strongly with cameras that are higher up in the Canon range. The price of the 7D […]

Canon 7D Mark 11 Auto Focus – Part 5: The AF Cases

  Canon’s 7D Mark 2 has a powerful and effective autofocus system, with a comprehensive set of controls and adjustments for setting it up.  It shares quite similar menu and setup options to those found on the much more expensive 5D Mark 3, 5DSR  and 1DX series cameras. This AF system is sophisticated, but well […]