Equipment Reviews

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 […]

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 […]