Equipment Reviews

Canon EOS 70D and Canon EOS 7D, Compared

The recently released EOS 70D appears to be a much improved and direct replacement for the EOS 60D in the Canon range.  The 70D has a high level of specification for a camera at its particular price point, and for a nature and wildlife photographer like myself, completely outclasses the model it replaces (the 60D) […]

Gimpro Gimbal Field Review

Introduction When it comes to mounting a camera and lens on a tripod, today’s photographers can choose from a range of different tripod head systems. Tripod heads come in a variety of configurations, from the swivel-and-tilt head, the ball head or the gimbal tripod head, just like the Gimpro reviewed here.     Gimbal heads […]

Expert Shield Screen Protector Field Review

Screen protectors are one of my own preferred accessories, and I always like to have them on my own cameras.  The main role of a screen protector is to provide a layer of protection for the rear LCD screen on the back of a dslr. Over the years, rear LCD screens have gotten bigger, growing […]

Canon EF 200-400 f4 L IS USM Extender 1.4x Field Review

INTRODUCTION When Canon announced the development of this lens, I wasn’t too surprized.  The Nikon 200-400 f4 equivalent of this lens has long been a popular choice amongst many of the Nikon shooters that travel with me on photographic safaris, and Canon were certainly lacking representation in this segment of the market.  Canon took some […]

Canon EF 400 f4 DO IS USM Field Review

Introduction This is certainly an interesting lens, if not a new one. Introduced sometime in 2002, at the time of writing, still the only professional-grade DO lens that Canon has brought to market. The DO designation stands for diffractive optics. Canon made use of a multi-layered diffractive optic element in the lens design. The use […]