Equipment Reviews

Canon 1DX Mark 2 (Beta version) Image Quality Impressions

Its always an exciting time for wildlife photographers like myself, when a new Canon 1D series camera is about to arrive.  The 1D series has long been a favourite of mine, typically represented by cameras that combine Canon’s best autofocus systems and great image quality, along with high speed and capacity. The recently announced 1DX […]

Maximizing Canon 5DSR buffer capacity

  Canon’s 5DSR and 5DS are at the time of writing, the highest resolution dslr bodies on the market.  With their 50 megapixel sensors, they are the best choice in the Canon camera line-up if very large print sizes are a priority. Although Canon’s marketing for these two cameras has been somewhat targeted at studio […]

Canon EF 100-400 L f4.5-5.6 IS ii USM Field Review

  INTRODUCTION The Canon EF 100-400L f4.5-5.6 L IS ii is a lens that was a long time coming. It’s predecessor, the original push-pull EF 100-400L f4.5-5.6 IS, was on the market for more than 14 years, and it was certainly a successful seller.  In my line of work, leading photographic safaris, I have probably […]

Canon EF 100-400 L f4.5-5.6 IS USM Field Review

  INTRODUCTION At the time of writing, the Canon EF 100-400 L F4.5-5.6 is one of the most popular of Canon’s L-series zoom telephoto lenses. It is also one of the older L-series lenses in Canon’s line-up, having been introduced around 1998.  There have been persistent rumours that it will soon be replaced, but in […]

Understanding Canon EOS 1DX Autofocus (Firmware Ver 2.0.3)

With the recent release of firmware V 2.03 for Canon’s flagship sports and wildlife camera, the EOS 1DX, the camera’s already-excellent autofocus system has taken another step forward, with enhancements to both performance, and configurability.  Before this firmware update, the 1DX already had the best autofocus in any Canon camera.  Although the 1DX shares its […]