Manfrotto: makers of all things tripod have launched a new tripod in the popular 190 series, the 190Go and a new head the XPRO 3-way geared head. Manfrotto 190Go! tripod New to the 190-series is the 190Go! designed for the hobbyist and professional alike. The tripod is compact, lightweight and fast to setup; just what you …

Speedlite flash workshops This week I’ve run two workshops for EOS Magazine in Oxfordshire; Getting Started with Speedlite Flash and Creative Speedlite Flash. I love doing these, and there were a couple of guys who went through both days back to back. I think they were pretty full of flash info at the end of …

Solar eclipse If you live in the UK then the 2015 Eclipse was big news, and all that was needed to make it readily accessible for viewers and photographers was a lack of clouds. Over the part of Oxfordshire where I live the clouds were not playing nice. After the main eclipse was over and …

Yesterday I was running through a couple of Speedlite product photo setups for a workshop I’m running next week for EOS Magazine and thought this one would make a good post. Speedlite + black perspex + large diffuser The setup is really simple I used a sheet of black perspex to stand the flash on, …

Springtime means Canon cash back is here again It’s another season, and as sure as spring follows winter, the Canon Spring cash back follows the winter cash back deals. This season’s specials cover a range of lenses, mid-range and professional cameras, some advanced compact cameras and the usual few videocameras and printers. You need to …

How to use a gel filter on Canon wide-angle lenses A select group of Canon wide-angle lenses have a gel filter holder at the rear of the lens. The gel filter holder is designed to accept square cut gel filters. Wide-angle lenses show significant vignetting when using filters on the front of the lens due to the …

Image Stabilizer (IS) Lenses with an Image Stabilizer function help you to make better pictures in difficult conditions. A lens with an Image Stabilizer has three beneficial effects for you and your pictures. Pictures are sharper with less effect from camera shake You see the exact picture that the camera will capture in the viewfinder Autofocus …