Equipment Reviews

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 […]

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 […]