External auto metering

When the Speedlite 580EX II was launched it came with a new external auto and external manual metering mode that uses a sensor on the flash to determine when the subject has had enough light and then the flash autonomously switches off it’s own output. The Speedlite 600EX-RT also has this and you can set …

Neste Oil Rally Finland 2012 – final part

The second and final set of images from the 2012 Rally Finland. Stages 17 and 18 called Kakaristo where held over the roads that in the past have been the famous Ouninohjia stage. These stages were the last of the rally, with Sebastien Loeb starting with a few seconds advantage over his Finnish team mate …

Canon updates EOS-1D X firmware to version 1.0.6

I think that Canon have now worked on the feedback they got from the many photographers who have tested the EOS-1D X at this summers sporting events – Euro 2012 and the Olympics. As a result Canon’s firmware engineers have come up with version 1.0.6 to address some issues. Of course it’s recommended for all …

Composites and HDR imaging with DPP

I’ve often found that most photographers who buy a Digital EOS camera leave two important items in the camera box; the manual and the software disk. The manual, I can understand, you’re a great photographer what can a bit of paper teach you about your latest camera. P for professional thats the way 🙂 But …

Neste Oil Rally Finland 2012 – part 1

I was fortunate to be back in the heartland of Finland for the 2012 edition of Rally Finland on the World Rally Championship. The rally started on Thursday evening and so I headed off to Mynnilä for Special Stage 3. It was due to start late in the evening at almost 9pm, and being located …

Canon celebrates 80 million EF lenses production milestone

It took fourteen years since the launch of the EOS system for Canon to produce the first 20 million EF lenses, but such is the appetite for EF lenses since the introduction of Digital EOS cameras that in the following eleven years Canon has produced a further 60 million lenses to match it’s digital EOS …

2012-2013 EISA awards for Canon

The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) is comprised of the editors from the top imaging and audio magazines. They recently met to determine their best products in several categories and Canon has picked up a total of four awards this year. European Advanced SLR camera 2012-2013 – EOS 5D Mark III   EISA have produced …