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Canon RF 50mm f1.8 STM lens The best bang for your buck in Canon camera world...

  I have been using the nifty fifty RF 50mm f1.8 STM lens on my EOS R5 for over six months. I am finding it to be a very versatile, high quality lens useful for a wide range of usage cases. Not only...

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Canon RF 100-500mm L An impressive tele zoom for Canon R cameras. 10 June 2021

  Some lenses look quite decent on static test chart evaluation in controlled conditions but are less impressive out in the real world where lighting and other conditions are uncontrolled.  I have...

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Canon EOS R5 with RF 100-500mm L lens. Crop sensor mode for birds 16 June 2021

  The combination of  the high pixel count R5 body with the optical excellence of the RF 100-500mm L lens creates opportunities for some alternative approaches to photographing birds and other...

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Photographing birds in flight with the Canon EOS R5 and RF 100-500mm lens 27...

  Birds in flight (BIF) is one of the more challenging subjects for camera, lens and photographer. However recent advances in autofocus tracking at high frame rates have made BIF possible for a range...

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Can Nikon imaging survive the Zfc ? 29 June 2021

  North Sydney from Ridge Street. Canon EOS R5 with RF 100-500mm lens.  I believe Nikon needs to concentrate on delivering a Z FX body as versatile and capable as the R5 and a Z FX lens as useful and...

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Canon RF 100-500 on R5 Extender or crop Which is best ?

  Osprey at Long Reef. EOS R5 with RF 100-500mm L  Heavy crop, no extender Last month I posted a piece about  cropping images from the R5 with RF 100-500mm L lens to simulate a longer focal length than...

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Photography in the lockdown Canon RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 STM on EOS R5 15 July 2021

  All photos Canon EOS R5 with RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 STM With Sydney and other parts of NSW in the grip of the latest Covid lockdown, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find subjects which are...

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Photography in the lockdown Canon R5 with RF 24-105mm f4L 16 July 2021

  I managed to get out before the lockdown to make these shots. With no overseas tourists Sydney’s Circular quay, usually bustling with people was almost deserted. I find the RF 24-105mm f4L the most...

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Photography in the lockdown-3 Canon RF 35mm f1.8 on the R5 in Sydney bushland...

  With urban areas out of bounds in the lockdown I have been photographing in  Sydney bushland. This can be challenging for camera gear as much of the bush around Sydney contains masses of fine foliage...

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Useful and not-so-useful photography features 17 July 2021

  Camera makers include features designed to make their products more accessible to beginners and easier for enthusiasts to operate.  In the 65 years I have been using cameras I have found some of...

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Photography in the lockdown-4 Canon R5 with RF 85mm f2 19 July 2021

  The RF 85mm f2 lens has proven to be a worthy companion to the R5 body, combining very high sharpness across the frame with a stabiliser and half macro close-up capability.  It is very handy for the...

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Photography in the lockdown-5 Lorikeets in flight 23 July 2021

  These rainbow lorikeets visit our house daily for a little snack so they are accustomed to being in close quarters with us.  Today I attempted to photograph them in flight. This is actually more...

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Canon R5 with Rf 100-500mm Update - which is better, crop or 1.4x extender ?...

  New holland honeyeater crop only This is an update on my previous post on this subject whichyou can read here. I have been running many tests on static and moving subjects of different types. The...

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Another look at compact cameras 19 August 2021

  Canon G1X.3 pano stitched in Photoshop There has long been a market for compact devices which  can deliver good quality photos. This has largely been taken over by smartphones.   In the do-or-die...

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Carry bag for Canon RF 100-500mm with RF 1.4x extender and R5 mounted 21...

  One of the reasons I have been less than enthusiastic about using my RF 100-500mm L lens with the RF 1.4x extender has been the lack of a fully satisfactory way to carry the kit. But the LowePro...

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Canon Powershot G1X.3 Auto panorama function 24 August 2021

  Some Canon Powershots including the G1X.3 offer in-camera auto panorama function. I was not overly impressed with this function in my first G1X.3 three years ago. But recent testing with my second...

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Some thoughts about compact cameras 8 September 2021

  Banksia serrata.    Canon R5 with RF 35mm f1.8 Over the last few years  most camera makers have been moving their products upmarket to differentiate them as much as possible from smartphones. They...

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Canon RF 100mm f2.8 L macro lens. The incidental pardalote and the future of...

  Spotted pardalote. Canon R5 with RF 100mm f2.8 L macro lens. Very heavily cropped, see original below I was out photographing wildflowers with my recently acquired  RF 100mm Macro lens a few days...

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Canon RF 100mm f2.8 L macro lens initial user report 19 October 2021

  Blandfordia nobilis  Christmas bells.  Climate change in action. Christmas bells are now  flowering in October One of my interests is photographing  flowers, mostly native wildflowers on Sydney’s...

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Canon RF 16mm f2.8 STM lens User review 24 October 2021

  RF 16mm f2.8 at f3.5 on EOS R5  Manual focus at 5m With advent of the RF mount Canon appears to have gained newfound enthusiasm for innovative approaches to the range of products they design and...

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Canon RF 100mm f2.8 L Macro IS USM lens user review 28 October 2021

  This flower ball was waving about in the wind in shade near the end of the day. I hand held the R5 with the RF 100mm L Macro using High+ drive and Servo AF at ISO 25600. Remarkably one can make...

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The new Select Subject and Select Sky functions in Adobe Camera Raw and...

  This is the first image which I used to experiment with the Select Sky command. I did not expect much due to the extreme complexity of the boundary between foliage and sky. Much to my amazement I...

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Why the Micro Four Thirds system will fail 6 November 2021

  Sandstone bridge This is an easy shot to make on a full frame camera with a single Raw capture and a few adjustments in post processing.  The very high subject brightness range would be more...

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Canon EOS R5 Managing some obscure menu items 10 November 2021

  Extra terrestrial artefact in the mangroves ?  One of the mysteries of life, camera menus being another.  Canon menus are generally  easy enough to navigate.  However even after a year with the R5 I...

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Canon RF 35mm f1.8 Macro IS STM lens Two year user report 24 November 2021

  Boronia serrulata How time flies when you’re having fun. I realised recently that I have been using Canon full frame mirrorless cameras and the RF 35mm f1.8 Macro STM lens for over two years. So I...

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