40mm pancake lens

My EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens is my standard lens. What I like is the extreme compact size, light weight and silent operation coupled with super sharp results. 50mm is not my standard, 40mm is… I’ve come to think of the 40mm pancake as my standard lens, despite owning a few different 50mm lenses, …

second curtain sync

Second curtain sync is when the flash is triggered just at the end of the shutter opening time. Conventionally the flash fires at the start of the exposure when the first shutter curtain has fully uncovered the sensor, and there’s a visual difference in photos if the subject is moving.   Rear curtain sync is also …

Discover how I use EOS R custom controls to the max

Discover how I use EOS R custom controls to make every single remaining button do something useful for my kind of photography.  This is the third and final step that details how my EOS R camera has had it’s operation refined to suit the photos I make. I’ve grouped all these miscellaneous button functions together, …

EOS R M-Fn button custom settings

EOS R custom controls provide extensive freedom to setup the camera to how you like to work. Over the last 18 months I’ve developed extensively customised settings to help me use the camera more rapidly by reprioritising access to features I use regularly. In this first instalment I am only going to explain one button, …

firmware updates for EOS lenses and accessories

Good news I’ve made a page where you can find firmware update for RF lenses. Not just RF lenses, but EF lenses and other accessories.  Over the recent months, I’ve delivered plenty of workshops and one common thing I’v learnt is that people rarely update the firmware in their cameras, so the idea that lenses and accessories …

change the clock on your camera

The clocks have changed overnight, summer time is gone and in the UK we’re back to good old GMT. It’s time to update the clock in your camera too. Your camera clock is now either an hour out, or if you never changed it in the spring is now back in correct time. I always …