Equipment Reviews

Canon EF 70-200 L f/4 IS USM Field Review

  INTRODUCTION The Canon EF 70-200 f4 L IS is both a highly-regarded and successful telephoto zoom lens which was first introduced late in 2006.  Today it is no longer a new lens as such in the line-up but it is still current.  When it was released it supplemented rather than replaced the older, non […]

Canon EF 600 L f4 IS ii Field Review

INTRODUCTION When Canon announced the replacement of all 4 of their super telephoto lenses a while ago, I remember wondering exactly what sort of real upgrades the new lenses would offer.  It turned out that I was most impressed by the first two lenses that I reviewed, which were the EF 300 f2.8 L IS […]

Tokina AT-X Pro Macro 100 f2.8 D Field Review

Introduction   The 100mm focal length class is a popular one when it comes to macro lenses.  The Tokina AT-X 100 f2.8 macro lens reviewed here adds another choice to the variety of macro lenses with focal lengths between 90mm and 105mm that are on offer in the South African marketplace.  This particular Tokina lens […]

Canon 5Dmk3 and Canon 1Dmk4, Which One For You?

The Canon 5Dmk3 is a full-frame camera with a powerful set of features.  When Canon launched their flagship camera for sport and action photography, the 1DX, at almost the same time, many users of the older Canon 1Dmk4 began selling their cameras off.  At the time of writing, brand-new Canon 5Dmk3 bodies and used 1Dmk4 […]

Making the most of Canon’s new autofocus – 5Dmk3 and 1DX

The new autofocus systems that are found in Canon’s 5Dmk3 and 1DX are the best that the company has yet offered.  Both cameras offer accurate, stable and fast autofocus that is state of the art.  Both cameras share the same AF sensor, with its 61 point layout.  In the 5Dmk3, AF is driven by the […]