What stops the flash from firing?

In recent years I have had more photographers with trouble firing a flash, either studio lights or a Speedlite. There’s a few settings that will stop the camera from triggering the flash… Flash firing is switched off It’s been over 10 years since Canon added the setting to allow the camera to take a photo …

Which Speedlite works with your EOS camera?

For a long time all Canon Speedlites would fit all EOS cameras. Now there’s a change in progress from the hotshoe to the multifunction accessory shoe bringing with it new Speedlite compatibility rules. Top left is the familiar hotshoe with a large central pin and four additional pins to the rear that has been on …

Speedlite Transmitter ST-E10 on EOS R6 Mark II with quick flash group control display

EOS R6 Mark II and EOS R8 have gained a quick way to control the settings for up to five groups of Speedlites when using group mode. Quick flash group control It has been possible control the settings of Canon Speedlites from the camera LCD screen since the launch of EOS-1D Mark III and Speedlite …

switching shutter speed with the AF-ON button to freeze action or pan to show movement

Push to pan might well be one of the smartest things I’ve worked out for my EOS cameras in a long time. With this custom camera configuration I can switch between action freezing and a panning shots mid-way through a series of pictures. I like to shoot sports and action pictures, it’s my second passion …

Best ways to use RF lens control ring

RF lens control ring was one of many new features of the EOS R camera system and there are many possibilities for how to use them. In this post you will learn what the settings are and how to make effective use for your specific imaging needs. From the first time I held an EOS …

EF 135mm f/2L USM is an outstanding lens

EF 135mm f/2L USM is one of my absolute favourite lenses. For almost 20 years I have felt that putting it on any EOS camera made me try harder with my photography, and raise my game to do the lens justice. What’s remarkable is that this lens has been in the Canon lineup for so long. …