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Canon EOS R5 Is Fv mode useful ? 27 January 2021

  R5 after the fire The Canon EOS R5  is a remarkably capable camera with a vast array of features and capabilities. I have recently been experimenting with [Fv] (Flexible value) shooting mode, a...

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Interview with Mr Fooji-pokit 28 January 2021

  Window washers  Canon EOS M50, EF-M 18-150mm lens Good morning Mr Fooji-pokit I see you are presenting a new camera model today. Yes this is the all-new Fooji-X-pokit camera which we think buyers...

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Which camera maker does ergonomics best ? 2 February 2021

  I have been using cameras for 65 years  and in that time have had the opportunity to gain familiarity with many types of camera from most manufacturers, some of which are no longer in the business....

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Sony A1, thoughts about ergonomics 2 February 2021

  Photo courtesy of camerasize.com Sony has just announced the A1, or Alpha 1 or Alpha A1, whatever, its latest  mirrorless super-camera presumably designed to beat Canon in the marketing wars by...

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Canon EOS R5 Customising the controls 13 February 2021

  Sydney city skyline early evening. Canon EOS R5 with EF 70-300mm lens. The original shows much more detail than this version which has been automatically downsized and compressed for Blogger. The...

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Canon EOS R5 Focus stacking for landscapes 23 February 2021

  Canon EOS R5  See below for explanation I have previously posted about focus stacking using the focus bracketing feature in the Canon EOS R5. This can give good results with close-ups. But for...

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Canon RF 600mm f11 IS STM lens user review 26 February 2021

  EOS R5 RF 600mm f11 hand held. The opera house is 1200meters from the camera. If an interchangeable lens camera system is to succeed it must offer excellent bodies and excellent lenses which appeal...

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Canon EOS R5 Autofocus options 26 February 2021

  RF 600mm f11 on EOS R5 The EOS R5  (and the R6 which is similar) has a very advanced autofocus system with impressive capabilities.  However the system offers so many modes and options it can become...

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Canon RF 600mm f11. A super-tele lens for the rest of us

  Interesting  compositions with compressed perspective are possible with the long lens  Canon introduced their new RF mount EOS R camera in September 2018  together with some exotic glass like the...

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Canon EOS R5 with RF 24-105mm f4 L Australian high country March 2021

  Charlotte Pass Australia lacks “real"mountains  being mostly rather flat. However such high country as there is has its own charms in both winter and summer. There are several hills over 2000 meters...

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Canon RF 50mm f1.8 STM lens user review updated and re posted 12 April 2021

  Sydney Royal Easter Show April 2021   Canon RF 50mm f1.8 STM lens. This lens is very well suited to many uses including street and documentary. It is small, fast and delivers very nice results. In...

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Does the Canon EOS-M system have future ? 14 April 2021

  Canon EOS R5 with RF 600mm f11. This lens brings excellent super-tele capability to the consumer level budget. Nothing like this has ever been offered in the M system, or indeed by any other camera...

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A method for optimal landscape focussing 20 April 2021

  Canon RF 35mm f1.8  lens on Canon EOS  full frame. I simply focussed at the center of the frame in the viewfinder at f11 Perusal of various “how-to-do-it” articles and books on landscape photography...

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Leica CL ergonomic assessment and score 1 May 2021

  I rank all cameras using the same assessment method, schedule and scoring system which you can read about here. The CL scores low due to numerous issues with the design, shape, layout of controls and...

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Collected camera ergonomic scores updated with Leica CL 2 May 2021

  Little cormorant in flight. Canon EOS R5 with RF 100-500mm lens Camera Setup Phase Max 15 Prepare Phase Max 15               Capture Phase Review Phase Max 5 Total Max 100 Holding Max 20 Viewing Max...

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Do crop sensor interchangeable lens cameras have a future ? 3 May 2021

  Strongly backlit scenes like this are more easily handled by full frame cameras which usually have greater dynamic range than crop sensor models. Canon EOS R5, RF 50mm f1.8 The Advanced Photo System...

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Canon RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1 L II IS USM lens user review 3 March 2021

    Not just for birds. The RF 100-500mm L is good for long range landscapes and cityscapes. Canon has a long history  of being market leader in the realm of big (off)white L designated telephoto...

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Canon RF 100-500mm L goes surfing 22 May 2021

  The more I use the RF 100-500mm L lens the better I like it. The lens delivers super high sharpness with super fast and accurate autofocus on the EOS R5. For the surfers I use 1 Point AF, Electronic...

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Why I went back to (Canon) full frame 27 May 2021

  Anyone who has tried to photograph welcome swallows in flight will understand how challenging it can be.  The Canon R5 enables me to do it even with a kit lens, in this case the RF 24-240mm.  Good...

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Canon RF 85mm f2 Macro IS STM User review 30 May 2021

  Grevillea speciosa.  EOS R5 with RF 85mm f2   History   Canon has a very long history with 85mm prime lenses. The Canon Lens Museum lists an FL 85mm f1.8 in 1964. This must have been popular with...

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Canon EOS R5 Six month user review 31 May 2021

  Noisy miner on the wire  Canon EOS R5 with RF 100-500mm Lens I just realised that I have been using the EOS R5 for six months so it’s time for a medium term user review. I am finding that the more I...

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Canon EOS R5 six month review of settings for still photography 2 June 2021

  Sydney sunset  Canon EOS R5 with RF 24-105mm f4 L The Canon EOS R5 provides many opportunities to configure menus, settings, dial and button task assignments and operation to an individual user’s...

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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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