RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM lens

Canon’s RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM lens has replaced my oldest EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens, which provided nearly 30 years of outstanding continuous service. The mirrorless revolution is spreading through my camera bag at a pace, with a new RF lens replacing my long lived and beloved EF 85mm f/1.8 USM. I’ve had …

Canon updates Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT – version 2

Canon has announced an update to the Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, it’s called the ST-E3-RT (Ver.2). Launched back in 2012 this is the first update in almost nine years and adds features when it’s used with the latest cameras and Speedlite EL-1. ST-E3-RT Ver.2, what’s new? Second curtain sync flash – something Canon has never had …

moved to mirrorless with EOS R6

I have moved to mirrorless with the EOS R6, and I really don’t expect to be using a DSLR for my photography anymore. It is almost exactly a year since I wrote about how the EOS R had taken over my photography by becoming my most used EOS camera in 2019. The problem for me …

Light bulb moments, tales of illumination

A friend showed me a shot of a light bulb with interesting reflections inside, intrigued by the shot I thought I’d try a version of my own. I found a suitable bulb at a local DIY supplies place. The one I chose was an LED filament bulb around 10cm in diameter. Wattage and fitting were …