Tag Archives: Canon

Canon problem: help me figure out what’s wrong!

  I have no idea what’s wrong. All other lenses work fine on 5DS R body. The lens in question works fine on 5Dmk2 and Sony A7R bodies. But the two aren’t working on combination. Camera firmware is up to … Continue reading

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Canon T3 operation question

In live view, the screen seems proportional to the expected exposure. That’s useless in studio with flash. ¬†Any idea how I could switch the LCD to display brighter images rather than the expected picture brightness?

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Canon 300/4 IS lens for sale.

I was finally able to buy a 300/2.8 IS, so the f4 is now surplus. Asking $860 including shipping within continental US. B&H is asking $1350 for it new, $1050 used. Review of the 300/4 IS.

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Lens Usage Notes.

Over the last few months, I’ve often had to decide which lens to take along on trip or to field photo shoots. Looks like the winner is the 90mm tilt-shift. I take most of my photos with it. I sometimes … Continue reading

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Horses for courses, or Canon vs. Nikon

I have used a lot of Canon and Nikon cameras over the years. My Canon line-up was T60 (yuck!), Elan and 620 on the film side, followed by 30D, 10D, 5D and 5D2. I also used other people’s 1Dmk2, 1DSmk2 … Continue reading

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Camera solutions for travel

On my trip, I took a Canon 5D2 body with vertical grip attached. I couldn’t find the battery door at the last moment, so ended up with the extra weight and bulk. With the grip, the camera doesn’t hand as … Continue reading

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Canon T90 with 17mm lens. (nsfw)

(Photo of T90 with 50mm lens by Mark Probst) My first “serious” SLR camera after coming to the US was the awful T-60, an unreliable and vibration-prone entry level camera. I opted for it over used AE1 and similar bodies … Continue reading

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Another photographer at work

Last weekend, another photographer and I worked with the same model. While they were busy, I took snapshots of the shutterbug at work.

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Any reasons to avoid these cameras? Panasonic GH2, Canon T3i

I am considering getting a “vest pocket” camera. I like my Panasonic LX3 for what it is, but it’s not a viable low-light camera. The one feature I lack now that I want in a travel camera is a variable … Continue reading

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For Sale: Canon 300/4 IS lens

I’d like to upgrade my 300/4 lens to a 300/2.8. Originally, I picked the f4 over the f2.8 because of the closer focus (5ft vs. 8ft), lighter weight (2.6lb vs. 5.6lb) and much lower price. I discovered that I always … Continue reading

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