Equipment Reviews

Tokina AT-X 16-28 f2.8 Pro FX Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Review

Tokina AT-X 16-28 Pro FX This 16-28mm lens is one of the newer models in the Tokina range, and was only introduced in 2010.  With the re-entry of Tokina into the South African market earlier this year, I found myself quite eager to get my hands on one of these lenses. Tokina use the letters […]

Canon EF 70-200 L f/2.8 IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200 L f/2.8 IS II USM Zoom Lens – Field Review Introduction The Canon 70-200L f/2.8 IS USM II lens was introduced in 2010. The lens it replaced was a very successful design that was almost nine years old. However, the new lens and the old lens are very similar in size and […]

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV – Field Review The Canon 1D Mk4 entered a market that was expecting a lot from it. This is normal for a camera that costs as much as the Mk4 does, but there was a bit more to it than that. The predecessor of the Mk4, the 1Dmk3, had suffered serious […]

Canon DLSR Autofocus In Low Light, Compared.

Autofocus in modern dslr cameras has become extremely effective in recent times. However, there are many aspects to autofocus and what might be best for a sport or wildlife photographer might be different from the needs of a wedding photographer or events photographer. My friend and fellow camera enthusiast Chris Frylinck, and my wife Helena […]

Field Review Tokina AT-X 11-16 f2.8 AF DX Pro Wide Angle Zoom Lens

Although this particular lens was first introduced in 2008 in the rest of the world, the Tokina lenses have not been very freely available in South Africa until recently.  There are currently six models to choose from, all available in both Canon and Nikon mounts. The 11-16 f/2.8 in a Canon EF-mount is the first […]